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Introduction
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SB5100 Series Cable Modem User Guide
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MAC address
The Media Access Control Address uniquely identifies each device that can be connected to an Ethernet network. It is permanently
written to read-only memory (ROM) at the factory and printed on the rear panel of your SURFboard cable modem. You need to
provide the MAC address to your cable service provider.
MHz
Mega Hertz. A measure of radio frequency - millions of cycles per second. One MHz means one million cycles per second.
RJ-45
The most common type of connector for Ethernet networks.
splitter
A splitter is a device that divides the signal power from an input cable equally between two or more signals, each carrying a selected
frequency range.
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol is a set of protocols that provides standards and rules for communication between
networks.
upstream
In a cable data network, upstream describes the direction of data sent from your computer to the Internet.
USB
Universal Serial Bus is a computer interface for add-on devices such as printers, scanners, and cable modems. When you connect
your SURFboard cable modem to the USB port, Windows 98 and later versions automatically recognize the cable modem.
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