Hooking Macbook up to cable internet directly?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by reubs, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. reubs macrumors 68000

    Jun 22, 2006
    So I'm at the in-laws this week, and they've got a PC with cable internet. I tried unplugging the cable from the tower and hooking it into my macbook, but no luck.

    Am I doing something wrong? Any ideas?

    Thanks for the help!
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I don't know how cable works, but I'm assuming that it's similar to DSL. Is there an Ethernet cable from the modem to the computer? If your Mac is set to obtain addresses automatically (DHCP) then it should work without any problems. If it's USB then you may need to use some sort of connection software (PPPoA?). I'm sure someone else will be able to help a bit more :)
  3. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2006
    At my house you have to "reset" the cable modem when you switch machines. Do this by unpluging power cable, wait a minute, then plug in.
  4. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    Hm, I have a DSL modem and I can unplug it and hook it up to any computer without problems.

    The box should have a "reset" button on it, that might work. Or you might have to change the internet settings on your Macbook.
  5. reubs thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jun 22, 2006
  6. the Western zoo macrumors 6502

    the Western zoo

    May 16, 2006
    Aarhus C, Denmark
    my mother's internet is running on some wierd USB cable modem wich is windowns only...

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