Networking A Cable Inernet Connection
One of the benefits of Cable Internet over dial-up is that it can be shared conveniently with other computers in your home. By purchasing a router - the small office/home varieties are relatively inexpensive - you can create a home network that splits the Internet connection for you. These routers also provide much-needed protection from hackers and other unwanted traffic through the use of a firewall. Once your network is ready, your family can freely surf the Internet simultaneously on all of your home's computers.