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I understand what you are saying. Let me rephrase my question. I do not want to the cable co. to be my isp provider. I want Netscape. Will a modem I buy over the internet work with my exsisting cable hooked up to my TV?
 

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I understand what you are saying. Let me rephrase my question. I do not want to the cable co. to be my isp provider. I want Netscape. Will a modem I buy over the internet work with my exsisting cable hooked up to my TV?
No, a cable modem you buy from E-bay or anywhere else will not work unless you sign up with (and pay) the cable company for internet service.


Cable internet service is different than dial-up. You to not connect and "log in" each time you want to use the internet. The cable modem acts more like a device on a Local Area Network (LAN) that is connected to the internet. So cable modem must be registered with the cable company to operate on the cable network or you will not receive an IP address or the proper settings to connect to the internet.


I am pretty sure you can still use your Netscape account with a cable modem, but you will also have to pay the cable company for their ISP services too. You can also use Netscape (web browser) on Comcast cable internet service if thats what you are worried about.
 
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