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Windows 7: 64 Bit or 32 Bit

21 Apr 2009   #31
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crunchy Doodle View Post
This is the first I've heard of a cable modem as a PCI or PCIe card that needs a driver. I thought all cable modems were like the RCA branded unit Time Warner gave me - a small brick with lights that lays on the floor with a wall wart for power and the cable going in one side and the network cable coming out the other.

Bye.
Like any other modem you have to set that up as a network adapter. For many Windows will already see drivers included for different makes. But the number can also be limited there as well.


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22 Apr 2009   #32
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

I thought Broadband was pretty standard -- Routers don't normally have any problem.

The main problem that can appear is that the Network Card doesn't work properly in 64 bit mode even though windows says the driver is OK -- not a Router problem.

Using a USB==>LAN adapter or wireless will get round that problem -- and my wireless is the newer 108 mbs so it's perfectly fast enough if Wired LAN doesn't work.

Not sure what your set up is but our Broadband comes as a 2nd slot on the telephone socket which is then connected to a Router which has Wireless and 4 LAN slots on it. These type of routers are pretty common these days and aren't generally the cause of connection problems.

I'm sure CABLE modems must have some type of Router connectivity -- most people want to have some type of Wireless network at home and even with wired LAN connections you probably need a few slots - more than 1 computer, multi-media streaming devices for Audio / TV streaming around your house.

Cheers
jimbo
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22 Apr 2009   #33
Crunchy Doodle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When I first got a cable modem some years ago, I do remember there was an option to connect directly to a PC with a USB cable. This was good for some people at that time because not all PCs or laptops had the standard RJ-45 network connector and adapter that is common now, but did have a USB 1.0 port available. Is that the kind of cable modem you have? That might require a driver.

Bye.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Like any other modem you have to set that up as a network adapter. For many Windows will already see drivers included for different makes. But the number can also be limited there as well.
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22 Apr 2009   #34
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The cable modem not router here connects to the host pc by usb while the ethernet port goes out to a router. Two of those were tried since they offer 64bit there but the modem itself was primarily 2000/XP supported seeing a 2008 32bit Vista update. Like that really helps on any 64bit edition?

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23 Apr 2009   #35
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

I just threw that exact model out a month ago when I switched to AT&T Highspeed! Small world!
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23 Apr 2009   #36
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Well apparently while it won't be tossed but returned to the ISP once the new replacement is in! Newegg.com - MOTOROLA SURFboard SB5101 38Mbps Downstream, 30Mbps Upstream USB and Ethernet 10/100Base-T Cable Modem - Modems

When going back over the supported modems and back to the page there plus tracking down the driver updates... Surprize! 64bit support with mention of recommendation for ethernet over usb! That's preferred here anyways!

(gee? now I have to find something new for the sig all over again! )
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23 Apr 2009   #37
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
The cable modem not router here connects to the host pc by usb while the ethernet port goes out to a router. Two of those were tried since they offer 64bit there but the modem itself was primarily 2000/XP supported seeing a 2008 32bit Vista update. Like that really helps on any 64bit edition?


That stuff would even be tossed out of a "Computer" or "Science" Museum.
I can't believe this type of hardware was still being delivered to you guys.
Not even a "Wireless" transmitter in it.

I suppose the accounting system at the back office still uses these for data input.

Cheers
jimbo


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23 Apr 2009   #38
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

You got that one right! You should have seen the old dsl setup! You would have been in histerics looking at the old 98 usb 1.1 adapter!

Once it comes in I won't have to worry about the latest update either since I already paid a visit to the support site in advance. Believe it or not they actually charge a monthly rental fee on the other one!

Think this will make a nice wallpaper on the 64bit 7?

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23 Apr 2009   #39
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
That MUST be worth something on EBAY.

Even in the UK (I'm currently on a contract assignment in the UK -- ZERO work to do but it pays for the moment ) BT (known "affectionally" as Bull --IT telecomms) provides a decent Wireless setup without needing extra boxes etc.

The main problem is when setting up you get through (eventually) to some totally incomprehensible off shore call centre -- who haven't a CLUE about setting this thing to get the MAX wireless speed these days 108 MB/s.

However I do like the idea of minimising the number of "Black boxes" lying around.

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23 Apr 2009   #40
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

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Think this will make a nice wallpaper on the 64bit 7?


Zoom in to see the awesomeness
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