How to Convert Coaxial to Ethernet

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Regarding digital cable, coaxial cable serves two purposes in the home--it transfers a digital cable signal to televisions to allow for the viewing of digital cable, and transfers a cable signal to a computer to allow for cable Internet access. However, the signal sent by the coaxial cable must be converted to an Ethernet cable before it can be used by a computer. Achieve this conversion via a cable modem.

Things You'll Need

  • Cable modem
  • Coaxial cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • Connect one end of your coaxial cable to a coaxial wall port near your cable modem.

  • Connect the other end of the coaxial cable to the coaxial port on your cable modem.

  • Connect one end of your Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on your modem.

  • Connect the other end of your Ethernet cable to an available Ethernet port on your computer.

  • Turn your computer and cable modem on. Your computer will detect the signal sent from the cable modem by the Ethernet cable.

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