I am intending to make the transformation from a dialup ISP to cable ISP. I live in Australia and cable is relatively new here. There is currently only 1 cable ISP and it only services 2 major cities in all of Australia. Fortunately, I live in Sydney which is one of these cities.
I know before I can get connected I need an ethernet card. What is an ethernet card and what is its actual purpose? Is it required for all cable connections or does it depend on the cable modem?
According to the cable ISP here, I have to buy the modem off them. It is a Motorola "Cybersurfer".
As far as the ethernet card is concerned, any recommendations as to what brand and model?
From what I hear, cable is alot more common in USA than out here, so any help would be appreciated?