Solved usb or cat5 on cable modem

January 9, 2013 at 20:30:55
Specs: Windows XP, P4 3.0/PC3200 1.5gig
Hi,
I have two computers connected to my modem/router combo. I noticed that the modem also has a usb port. Is it of any use to me..... i.e. could I connect one computer to the cat5 and the other to the usb and avoid the router or ????
Thanks,
...... john

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#1
January 9, 2013 at 21:50:10
Stick to using the cat 5 cable.

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#2
January 17, 2013 at 07:24:45
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Thank you both for your replies. I simply plugged one computer into the the USB port on my modem, and the other into the cat5 outlet (that previously went to the router) and that seems to work fine, so far. I did this about a week ago.
.... john

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#3
January 17, 2013 at 07:33:41
The USB is for connecting USB devices, like a printer.

If the computer connected with a USB cable to the hub is actually able to access the LAN and the internet, it's bandwidth won't be anywhere near as good as if you use an actual network cable (ie: Cat5e or Cat6)

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#4
January 17, 2013 at 08:02:48
Not using a router is not smart. Puts you on the internet raw which means port trojans can get to you.

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