I was wondering if I can have a cable modem here. My cottage is basicly a detached garage about 100' from my landlady's cable entrance. I recently got cable here, they added another box to their account, which I'm paying for. I ran 100' of cable from a splitter from their cable entrance. They have two boxes over there, and a cable modem. So the cable was split into four. I started having pixelating and sound problems and thought I got a bad cable box. I tried a Motorola signal amplifier in here and it totally solved the problem. I also put one on their entrance so we have one hell of an amplified signal.
However, I also ran a 100' network cable from their router, which is attached to their cable modem.
Could I hook up my own cable modem, or would that necessitate buying my own internet access? Right now I'm technically tapping off theirs I guess. My broadband connection is satisfactory, just thought it might be faster if I have a cable modem in here. But if it's gonna cost me I'll leave well enough alone.