Cable Modem Users - What's it like?

Michael R. McClelland (
Fri, 9 May 1997 11:41:50 -0500

I've been hearing alot of hype about cable modems and this list is the
first chance I've had to actually talk to any, so... How good are they?
I've heard that you don't have an individual IP address, but get lumped
into the same address as every one else on your service. Is this true? I've
heard this makes it impossible to participate in certain real-time
networked activities like games and chat. Deschall's ratings. The way I
read it, it's like being on a LAN, connected to the Internet through a
fire-wall. The reason I'm asking is that I'm presently shopping for a
faster/cheap connection.
The following article voices some concerns about cable modems.
Please Email me w/comments due to the off subject nature of this
letter.(some people get so testy)
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