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I have switched from DSL to Cable high speed internet. How do I hook my router up for that?

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    ice48507 May 11, 2010

    Depends on your router and your cable company.

    Generally, all defaults work. I have Comcast and use a Netgear router. My router is set to automatically obtain an IP, DNS servers and uses the default MAC address.

    If you have more info, I'd be happy to help.

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You can log into your router's page ie.. 192.168.1.1 or reasonable factsimile. under connection type remove PPPOE (usually for DSL) and select DNS (Dynamic Name Sever) then accept defaults and enter any other info it might demand. log out after the router confirms that the setting has changed. Now try to make a new connection to your cable's server. Good Luck.

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