3Com® OfficeConnect® Cable Modem External


Features, Benefits & Specifications

The Power to Do Business the Fast and Easy Way
A smart business investment, this stackable cable modem easily handles growth and will support advanced features as they become available. Connect it to just one Windows PC or Macintosh, or to as many as 15 computers on your Ethernet LAN. It comes with privacy features and all the PC software you need.
  • Before ordering this modem, see the Please Note section below for important cable service information.
  • Supports VoIP, integrated firewall, VPN, other advanced features
  • USB port simplifies installation on a Windows Me/2000/98 PC
  • 10BASE-T port connects one computer, or up to 15 on a LAN (see Please Note below)
  • Fast throughput capability: Up to 42 Mbps downstream, 10 Mbps upstream (see Please Note below)
  • Fast average throughput: Up to 3 Mbps downstream, 1 Mbps upstream (see Please Note below)
  • Built-in filters (MAC and 32 IP) and a 56-bit security key protect data privacy
  • CD has all the basic communications software the PC needs
  • Easy and quick to install, especially with the 3Com self-install kit
  • CableLabs Ethernet certified; supports tiered service levels
Product Specifications

  • Number of computers for cable service: 1 without LAN; up to 15 on a LAN
  • Interfaces/WAN: CATV (female F-connector)
  • Interfaces/local: USB and 10BASE-T (RJ-45 connector)
  • Operating system requirements/USB port: Windows Me/2000/98
  • Operating system requirements/Ethernet port: Windows Me/2000/98/95 or Macintosh
  • Minimum requirements/modem: PC with Pentium processor or Macintosh with 68030 processor or higher; 16 MB RAM, 5 MB hard drive space, USB port and/or 10BASE-T port; compatible cable service from your local service provider
  • Minimum requirements/included software: Windows 98 SE or later PC with CD-ROM drive
  • Speed capability: Up to 42 Mbps downstream (to subscriber) and 10 Mbps upstream (from subscriber) (see Please Note below)
  • Management: Remotely manageable via any SNMP V1 or V2 (upgradable to SNMP V3) management application
  • WAN services: DOCSIS 1.0
  • Height: 4.2 cm (1.7 in)
  • Width: 22.9 cm (9.0 in)
  • Depth: 18.3 cm (7.2 in)
  • System Requirements
  • Computer with 16 MB RAM and 5 MB hard drive space available; a Windows 98 SE or later PC with CD-ROM drive is required to use the included software
  • To connect via USB port: Computer with USB interface and Windows Me/2000/98
  • For more than one computer to share the cable connection: A 10BASE-T LAN
  • To connect via Ethernet port: Computer with 10BASE-T network interface card (NIC) and Windows 2000/98/95 or Macintosh
  • Package Contents
    • Modem
    • USB cable (0.9 m/3 ft)
    • RJ-45 Ethernet cable (1.8 m/6 ft)
    • AC power adapter
    • 3Com Cable Connections ™ CD
    • User's guide
    Please Note
  • Requires compatible cable service from your local service provider (usually your cable company). Before ordering this modem, contact your provider to ensure it offers DOCSIS service to your address, will install this modem or let you install it yourself, and will support this modem. Note that some cable operators offer a discounted monthly rate if you already own your cable modem.
  • Actual speeds will vary depending on computer equipment, network traffic, services offered by your cable operator or broadband service provider, and other factors
  • Specifications subject to change without notice.
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