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    I have Comcast triple play internet, phone and tv. I have a Arris TG862G/CT modem that has 4 ethernet ports on it. 1 cable goes from the modem and plugs into my computer. Can I run another cable to one of the other ethernet ports on the modem to another computer?
     
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    Yes
     
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    Finally a direct answer. I had searched online and the answers were all over the place. Some said you needed a router, others said that modem is a router etc. etc. Thank you etaf!
     
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    A Router is a device that shares the connection between PCs, etc
    A modem is a device that decodes/encodes the telephone/cable signals to be usable by PCs (modem = Modulator Demodulater ) and only supports one connection - usually just one LAN connection or USB connection

    A Modem/Router combination is now more common - A Modem & a Router combined into one unit

    The fact that you said you had 4 LAN Connectons on the device meant it had to be a router to do that and as i suspect it connected to the ADSL/Telephone or Cable provider was also a Modem

    Hence the straight answer
     
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