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How do you network a cable modem using a router?

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2007-03-04 05:46:31
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You'll probably need to plug the cable modem to the cable line. Then plug an ethernet cable from the modem to the WAN port on the router. Then connect each of your computers (via ethernet cable) to the router.

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