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Old 11-17-2010, 04:17 PM
 
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ok can you run a basic cable modem saight to a internet tv without a computer first to watch shows from a cable modem that is on line a set up like box using Roku box to watch netflix or other programs on tv from the cable modem to the internet tv set up ..

i got a deal on the first year of cable for a $.9.95 plus hulu plus and netflix monthly deals of $.9.95 a month for each of the sevices for a grandtotal of $.30.oo dollars a month
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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i just found this out that you do not need a computer to run this set up saight from the cable modem to the tv .. so maybe i keep the internet set up after all
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:25 AM
 
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The answer is "it depends"

What you need is a router. A lot of cable modems these days can perform some basic routing duties. If you have one of those, and you run a cable straight from your wall to your modem to your TV, then it will be OK, because the modem will function as the requisite router/DHCP/DNS server for your TV.

However, this type of model is not scalable. And if your cable modem can not function as a DHCP server, your TV's NIC port will never be assigned an IP, and thus won't end up on the same subnet as the interior interface of the modem, and thus won't be able to communicate.
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