Cable TV make use of what is called Broadband Network, meaning the bandwidth of the connection is Split to simultaneously carry Many signals at different frequencies, for data networking (Internet access) purposes, cable system typically allocates one channel worth of bandwidth which is used to access the Net.
That means you can convert your multi tv, DSTV, strong, etc decoder to a modem to access the Internet. You can also connect your laptops and desktops to browse the Internet at a speed between 6mbps and 8Mbps, over 100 times which is far better than any Dial up Connection e.g Starcomms, Multilinks Gotv and others.
Before you can be connected to the Internet Free of Charge though any of DSTV, multitv,strong etc You need the Material below,
1. Your Decorder! It might be that of Dstv or multi tv,strong or Just anyone.
2. Cable Modem.
4. Coaxial Cable.
5. Rj 45 Internet Cable.
After Getting all this Materials, Then you are Ready to Browse Free Using your Decorder!
Connect your coaxial cable (that comes) from your Satellite dish to your Splitter. Your Splitter should be the type that has one “IN” port and two “OUT” port. The function of the Splitter is to split the signal from the Satellite Dish into two. One for your Cable TV, and other for internet access.
Connect the other coaxial cable from the first “OUT” port of the Splitter to the normal “IN” port of your decoder for the satellite TV signal. Then connect another coaxial cable from the decoder to your TV.
Now connect another coaxial cable from the second “OUT” port of your splitter to your Cable modem ( Linksys cable modem). Note: It must be a Linksys Cable Modem if you don’t want to pay extra charges for your access to the net. With Linksys Cable Modem you only pay for your normal Satellite TV subscription.
This is where you will make use of RJ 45 Ethernet Cable. Connect the RJ 45 Ethernet cable from the Linksys Cable modem to your Switch or Hub. Which implies that you want to connect two or more computer system. Then connect your computers with Ethernet RJ 45 cable to the switch. But if its only one computer system just connects it direct to the cable modem with the Ethernet cable (no need of Switch or Hub). And of course if the cable modem is the wireless type, you can connect your system through Wi Fi provided your computer has it.
1. Start up your desktop computer or Laptop depending on the type you are using.
2. Click on the Start menu.
3. A dialogue box will appear with a lot of option to click, locate Control Panel and click on it.
4. Locate Network Connection and click on it.
5. Now locate Create a new network and click on it.
6. This will take you to another environment, locate Connect to Internet Radio and click on it. After that, click on the Next button and this should lead you to another area then click Finish.
At this your system is now configured to surf the net with an amazing speed. Just imagine using the same signal that transmit video signal, you can really imagine the speed of internet access. Happy surfing.
its free using normal decoders like multi tv Gotv, Startimes etc cheers