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    Cable Box


    Oy,
    has anybody here ever looked at the back of their cable box and noticed that there is a USB port and an ethernet jack. wtf? i think that the usb is used by the cable company when they check and configure the machines, but an ethernet jack? does anybody here know what the ethernet port is used for (or even know what I'm talking about)? cos i think it would be pretty sw33t if i could hook my cable box up to my LAN lol.
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    The set top box provided by my provider has an ethernet connector in the back just so people can access their broadband that way. I think it has to be enabled by the company first though. And judging by the performance for tv by my provider I wouldn't trust anything other than their modems.
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    what do you mean by "access their broadband"? like use it in lieu of a cable-modem? btw, which cable provider do you use?

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    Yeh here in the UK its used to access your broadband like plug it into the network use DHCP and youre connected.

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    I use NTHell.

    But not for long if they keep dropping the service at the weekends. For 5 out of the past 6 weekends they've been down saturday or sunday
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