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Shannon
24-07-2003, 04:12 PM
Hi i am just wanting some help on picking a modem for Paradise cable , i'm really not sure about the difference between an asdl modem and a cable modem.
Any advice would be great, brands you have tried etc!

I would also be connecting 2-3 computers through the same connection at any time so if there is anything i need to know about this feel free to give some advice.

Thanks
Shannon

BootyLicious
24-07-2003, 04:29 PM
Paradise High Speed Starter*
$59.95 per month + $17 per month for your Cable Modem rental
256kbps downstream / 128kbps upstream
10GB of international monthly traffic
20c per additional international MB
2c per additional national MB
up to 6 email addresses
access to paradise.net's helpdesk support, 24 hours, 7 days a week

is this what you are getting? if so note + $17 per month for your Cable Modem rental

you can not use an ADSL modem with cable, and i don't think you can get cable modems in new zealand.

Shannon
24-07-2003, 06:24 PM
Yes that the package, and yes you must be able to buy the modems if so many businesses use them!
I Just need to know what type would suit, Router etc

godfather
24-07-2003, 06:28 PM
What you are being told is, that the package includes the rental of their modem, and supplying your own is not an option.

If you buy one, you cannot use it. Hence there are probably none for sale in NZ.

stu140103
24-07-2003, 07:41 PM
> I would also be connecting 2-3 computers through the
> same connection at any time so if there is anything i
> need to know about this feel free to give some
> advice.

To do that you will need to set-up ICS (Internet connection sharing)

But that depends on what type of modem you get etc..& if you get a router.

If you are unsure on How to set it up have a look at this thread
http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=21674
they may be a bit about setting it out on in there, if not Just ask :)

Hope this helps

Terry Porritt
24-07-2003, 08:18 PM
There's some confusion here, Bootylicious and Godfather have given the right answers if you want to go the cable way via Saturn/TelstraClear.

Just once again: the cable modem is supplied by Saturn/TelstraClear on a rental basis, you cannot buy one at the present time.
The cable modem can have either USB connection or ethernet.

Then you "just" network your computers together by installing network cards, the best way to go.

Terry Porritt
24-07-2003, 08:19 PM
....should add networked via a switch preferably.