is there a difference from tv cable to my computer?

stupid question here........ i already have a cable hook up for my tv in another bedroom of mine, i want to put my computer in there, is the cable i already have for my pc (in another room) different from the tv cable?
if so, then i'd need to run a cable from the one from my pc to my other bedroom (where i want to move my pc).
good gravy, i hope i wasn't too muddy. lol
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On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 16:32:18 -0800 "WHoME?" used 10 lines of text to write in newsgroup: alt.home.repair

I assume you're talking about a cable modem. It's the same.

You could extend the cable from the old PC location using a "barrel" type connector. Or if the new location is closer to the TV use a cable splitter.
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just so i understand you right (i'm thick headed), i can move my pc into another room (along with my cable modem), and connect my modem up with the cable that USED to be hooked up to a tv and my pc will work?
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On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 16:42:15 -0800 "WHoME?" used 13 lines of text to write in newsgroup: alt.home.repair

That is correct. ;-))
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um yup and you can put a splitter on it too and have both tv and pc....coooooooooooooool :)
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Yes, your PC will work... But your modem might not.
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Depends what you are trying to do.
If you want to hook up a cable modem. The cable will go from the wall into the cable modem. Then you will use an RJ45 network cable to connect the cable modem to the PC
If you are using a TV tuner card for a media PC, you will plug the cable right into your Video tunner card.
Hope this helps
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WHoME? wrote:

If you're talking about cable hook up(Internet using cable modem and TV), it's same. Just install two way splitter and feed the PC cable modem and TV. |- |>>>>>>> TV >>>>>>| | cable |_ |>>>>>>> PC cable modem
splitter
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ah ha! that's it, thanks Tony :-)
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All the above are correct,except for one possible glitch. The cable modem needs a better signal to work than the TV. If the bandwidth is to low due to multiple splitters,etc. you may need a dedicated line from the main splitter, but it doesn't hurt to try

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it worked :-)
thanks everyone
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It sounds like you already have a cable modem in one room and want to move it to another? If so you may have a problem some cable companies put a filter to reduce the possibility of interference on the side that the cable modem is not on as the cable is usually split at the cable box for the computer and TV side. If you don't have a cable modem now then any TV cable outlet can be used for the computer. Don't worry about where the cable is vs. where the computer is. With the wireless routers that are out you can pt the computer wherever you want and the router provides greater security.
Wayne

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On 12/12/2004 7:32 PM US(ET), WHoME? took fingers to keys, and typed the following:

The only problem you may have is in how the cable is routed through your house to that room. When I signed up for my cable internet access, I installed the modem in one bedroom. Unfortunately, that cable outlet was near the end of the cable run and was inadequate to get a good signal for the modem (TV worked OK, however). I moved the modem to another room which had a more direct run to the cable splitter, and used it there for a while until I could install another direct cable run from the splitter to the first room. After that was done, I moved the cable modem back to the first room. It's been there for about 3 years now, and since then, I have installed cat5 cable to three other locations and now have 4 PCs networked to the cable broadband. To any one else reading this, don't even suggest that I should have used wireless rather than hardwiring the network. I had wireless before running the cat5. I was too lazy to run cat5 through 150 feet of walls, ceilings, and floors, so I went with wireless. Wireless sucked in my house. Too many walls, floors, and other interference causing factors between the router and the adapter. I was constantly repositioning the adapter at various and numerous times of the day to get a signal better than Low or Very Low, and in many cases, to get any signal at all. Dropouts were constant. Fortunately, I had a USB external adapter, so I only had to move the adapter around rather than moving the whole PC, which I would have had to do with a card adapter. I even had to extend the USB cable to 12' in order to find more places in the room to get a signal. I lived with that for about three months before I trashed the wireless adapter in favor of hardwire..

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