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    Would it be better to hook up my externel comcast high-speed internet modem to my built in 100Base-TX Ethernet network card or to the USB port?
    thanks.
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    You mean that you have a modem that can connect either way? :confused:
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    i mean, what do you prefer? to hook it up to my ethernet? or to my USB?
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    If I can I'd rather connect via the nic as USB can sometimes be dodgey, its just I havn't heard of a modem that can connect either way yet. :smokin:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    If I can I'd rather connect via the nic as USB can sometimes be dodgey, its just I havn't heard of a modem that can connect either way yet. :smokin:
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    there are a few that can do either which are available in the US that just can't connect via both means at the same time..

    I have a USB & a Smart Media port on the front of my cable box even, i've been wondering what they're for.

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    Just goes to show ya then that I live in a 3rd world country. ;)

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    If you already have a USB one and you aren't a 'power user' don't worry abou it.

    USB 1.1 ports can support 12 Mbps, which equals roughly 1 Megabyte Per Second.

    Which means if you HAD that beasty of a connection, you would be able to download an MP3 in 3 seconds, or a Divx movie in 10 minutes.

    In short, you probably don't have anywhere near that connection, and a USB one will work. If you are doing a mulitple computer network, with computer that need to be online ALL the time, then a Network one would be better, as some USB models start to get flaky after long hours of use, and then after a reboot work fine again.
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    Go ethernet and connect it to the nic. I've seen too many issues with USB modems. That may be beccause I take 40 phone calls a day, and they're all problems. You know, no one ever calls in to say their connection is working fine, heh. Also you could hook it up to a router and share the connection. You can't do that with USB. No one tell me USB hubs work for that because they don't

    Hay, altangerel20, what modem do you have?

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    I was just saying, if he has one computer, is not a power user, and already has a USB version, that he could use it and get by Ok.
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    FA-MAS, i have a motorola sb4200.
    1)i just recieved my modem today, and i have a problem with the modem that it can't ping while the installation.


    This is what i mean.
    Failed to ping www.usatoday.com, www.yahoo.com,

    Since your system was able to do a DHCP release/renew, you **DO** have raw connectivity (i.e. all your cables are connected and working), but your system is unable to PING these ip addresses in the outside world.
    Error Code :9

    2)i am running windows xp, ever since i hooked up my modem, windows takes about 3 or 4 mins to start. when i unplug the modem it starts up fine.
    3)comcast company provided me with IP address. but the computer isn't detecting it. the modem is connected to a cable outlet, and the modems' lights and everything is on just fine.
    i think the cable outlet isn't activated. you think?
    HELP!
    :wave:
    thanks!

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