I hope this is the proper forum for my question.
I am weak on the technical issues for using cable Internet. Let me tell you what I want to do and you tell me what equipment I should order from Cox Communications when they come to my apt. for the install.
I will be ordering Cable Internet from Cox. I will be ordering VOIP phone from Pioneer Telephone and not from Cox. Pioneer supplies a device that requires an incoming Ethernet connection from the cable modem. The other end of this device connects to the phone. My computer also requires an Ethernet connection from the modem. So what equipment do I need from Cox to accomplish this? Do I need a router with multiple Ethernet connections where the router connects to the modem, and the computer & phone connect to the router? Or can Cox supply a cable modem with multiple Ethernet connections for both phone and computer? Or do I totally misunderstand this technology?
Please help - thank you.