Cable television is a system of providing television programs to consumers via radio frequency (RF) signals transmitted to televisions through coaxial cables or digital light pulses through fixed optical fibers located on the subscriber’s property, much like the over-the-air method used in traditional broadcast television (via radio waves) in which a television antenna is required. FM radio programming, high-speed Internet, telephony, and similar non- television services may also be provided. The major difference is the change of radio frequency signals used and optical connections to the subscriber property. Most television sets are cable-ready and have a cable television tuner capable of receiving cable TV already built-in that is delivered as an analog signal. To obtain premium television most televisions require a set top box called a cable converter that processes digital signals. The majority of basic cable channels can be received without a converter or digital television adapter that the cable companies usually charge for, by connecting the copper wire with the F connector to the Ant In that is located on the back of the television set.
HOW IT WORKS Cable TV uses what is known as a broadband network, meaning the bandwidth of the connection is Split to simultaneously carry many signals at different frequencies, for data networking (Internet access) purposes, cable system typically allocates one channel worth of bandwidth which is used to access the Net. That means you can convert your HITV, DSTV, CTL, MYSPACE etc decoder to a modem to access the Internet. You can also connect your laptops and desktops to browse the Internet at a speed between 6Mbps and 8Mbps, over 100 times which of the fastest dial up modem connection (e. g starcomms, mult links, zoom mobile, visafone etc). It is very easy. You can network between 2 and 4 systems to one decoder which you can do using a LINKSYS router. It does not affect your watching of satellite TV stations when you are browsing. A lot of people have been using it for the past 1 year.
The advantages of using your cable decoder to access the net are enormous, some of which I will state below: 1. Internet access & Cable TV access charges are taken care of in your monthly subscription payments .i.e . the amount you pay for the satellite stations you watch covers the amount for Internet access. 2. The speed of the Internet is fast. 3. The Internet access does not interfere with the different cable television channel. That means you can be watching a satellite station and be browsing the Internet with your computer or laptop simultaneously. 4. You can network between two to four system (PC) or laptops for maximum speed and effectiveness. 5. You can make ends meet from connecting for others and you don’t need to be a guru to know how to configure laptop or desktop to access cable Internet. Like I said before, we have been using this service for some time now using HITV decoder and still pay normal monthly subscription. GALLERY OF EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BUY.
Before you can be connected to the Internet free of Charge though any of DSTV,My space, HiTV Decorders,and so on you need the all equipment below: 1. DSTV DECODER WITH REMOTE AND DISH 2. CABLE SPLITTER 3. RJ45 NETWORK CABLE 4. COAXIAL CABLE 5. DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem: Linksys (BEFCMU10) Cable Modem OR Motorola SURFboard® SB6121 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem PART 1: STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO BROWSE THE INTERNET FREE WITH ANY DECODER.
This step by step guide will give you detailed guideline on how to connect your decoder to the internet, that is HITV,DSTV,MYTV and so on. You must take note of the fact that all relevant equipment for this setup must be available before doing the configuration. Cable Modem Services normally is sold as an “all you can eat” unlimited access plan with a modest installation cost (materials to buy to commence installation). Because more and more cable networks (such as DSTV, HITV, CTL and the most recent DAAR SAT) support a single standard, you can choose any of the decoders of all this cable TV providers to connect your system to the internet. Connection Requirements and Overview Connection Requirements SPLITTER CABLE MODEM RJ – 45 NIC Cable Ethernet Cable Router(WIRELESS OR WIRED if you intend to use more than one pc) DECODER(mytv, hitv, dstv, daarsat etc) Coaxial to RJ-45 converter or adapter COAXIAL CABLES Overview.
These are the most important steps:
1. Connect the Coaxial Cable from the Coaxial Port at the back of the Decoder to the Splitter.
2. Connect another Coaxial Cable from the other side of the splitter to the Coaxial Port at the back of Cable Modem.
3. Connect one end of the Rj-45 Cable to the jack of the Cable Modem and the other end of the cable to the Ethernet port of your Laptop or your Desktop PC.
4. Turn on your Decoder and also turn on the Cable Modem. That’s all!
System Configuration Steps 1. Start up your computer that we call the server, and click on the start button and then click on control panel.
2. Click on Network connection from the control panel tab.
3. Click on Create a new Network connection from the Network Connection from the control panel tab. 4. Select the Connect to the Internet Radio button and then click on Next button.
5. Select the Choose from the a list of Internet Service providers [ISPs] radio button and click on Next button.
6. Finally Click on Finish button, Then the connection will then come up.
7. Open up your Internet Browser and start browsing.
Browsers Compatibility (1) Internet Explorer (2) Google Chrome (3) Opera (4) Firefox And much more. Operating System Compatibility (1) Windows Operating System (2) Linux Operating System What can this Internet Technology be used for? (1) Personal Usage (2) Group Usage in an Organization or Company (3) Cyber Cafe (4) Business Center for Email Service and Internet Calls.
Benefits of using this Technology (1) Pay only monthly subscription for your cable TV which covers the Internet Bill. (2) Browse with a very fast internet speed of 4MBS download speed. (3) Connect large number of Computer systems with the help of a Network devices. (4) Connection configuration is simple and easy. (5) You can watch Cable TV while browsing the internet at the same time without conflict. (6) No downtime for internet connection except if your subscription has expired or one of the connection devices is faulty. (7) You can buy two decoders to setup a mini cyber cafe; and cable TV football center at the same time. Conclusion: I believe that after reading the above step by step guide you will be able browse the internet with your decoder.