How to transmit Internet data through a coaxial cable

There is something in common between cable internet service and cable television; they both use the same coaxial cable network to provide the service to your home. But, how does it work? To start, your internet service provider sends a data signal through the coaxial wire, or coaxial cable, into your house, specifically, to your modem.

The modem then utilizes an Ethernet cable to connect to your laptop, computer or router. The router is what provides you accessibility to high-speed internet. If you want to use a router, you can then broadcast a Wi-Fi signal all over your house.

We all want the comfort of WI-FI, but WiFi’s range is often limited and could leave you with areas in the house where WI-FI signals can’t reach at all.

Cable internet service suppliers send data between servers by making use of coaxial cable, and since television itself takes up just a small percentage of the cable’s bandwidth, it allows internet service to work within the same network.

These cable networks are located throughout the nation, and there are even undersea wires that connect between many water-separated locations. Plus, cable internet can distribute speeds evenly among individual users. It also means that if you pay more, then you will have access to more bandwidth, and it means faster internet speeds.

How to transmit Internet data through a coaxial cable

Cable internet definitions 

To help you understand the cable internet service industry, it’s helpful to define some of the most used terms.

Bandwidth

The term bandwidth is used to refer to your network’s ability to send data. Coax cables work as a tube that transmits data like hose transfers water. A coaxial wire can transfer enough data for both TV and internet service. And if you want to get faster speeds, you will require to get more bandwidth.

Modem

A modem is an electronic software, typically a box, that receives data from the cable supplier´s network and delivers it to the home. The modem can connect directly to a computer or to a router to spread Wi-Fi.  In other words, A modem transforms data to a signal so it can be quickly and easily sent and received over a satellite connection, phone line, or cable.

Network interface card, or NIC

To connect your laptop or desktop computer to the internet, you will also need a network card (usually known as “network interface card,” or NIC).  A network interface card (NIC) is a hardware element, normally, a circuit board or chip, which is usually is installed on a computer so that it can connect to a network.

A NIC allows a computer to have a full-time connection to a network by applying the physical layer circuitry required for communicating with a data link layer standard, like an Ethernet or Wi-Fi, you can see understanding Wi-Fi and how it works

Ethernet cable

An Ethernet cable´s main function is to connect your modem to your computer or router. Ethernet cables can also connect other gadgets directly to the internet for a better signal.

Router

A router is a hardware device that propagates your modem’s direct signal into a Wi-Fi signal.

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