Connect USB and Ethernet on 1 cable modem?

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Old 03-18-05, 05:12 PM
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Connect USB and Ethernet on 1 cable modem?

I have a Motorola SB4100 cable modem, from the cable company, and it's connected to the Ethernet port on my PC. The cable modem also has a USB jack.

Can I run a USB cable from the modem to a second PC, and get the internet on both PC's simultaneously? Or should I get a cable router?

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Old 03-19-05, 05:00 AM
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your going to need a router
 
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Old 03-19-05, 03:23 PM
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You can use either the USB port or the Ethernet port, not both. This accomodates users who do not have an Ethernet card, thus may use the USB port.
 
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Old 03-22-05, 02:47 PM
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Thanks for the advice. Looks like I need to install a router...
 
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Old 04-07-05, 06:30 PM
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Both ports at same time...

Problem with using the Ethernet and the USB at the same time is that the cable company only provides 1 IP address per cable modem. If that 1 address is in use for the Ethernet port attaching the USB would be non productive. Invest in $40 router and connect up to 4 PC's. A bargain at the price. Hmmmm... it's been a week since I checked they may be cheaper again.......
 
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You can use both ethernet and usb...if you are running a linux box off the ethernet and a windows box off the usb port!

Found that out while running Linux on the desktop and windows 98 on the laptop.

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Both PC's are Windows, but it's good to know that you can run windows and Linux PC's off of the same cable modem!

I put in a router...you're right, it was $40 at Walmart.
 
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