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Old 06-22-2008, 09:40 AM   #1
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Which one's better for a DSL modem?

I'm thinking of using my Ethernet cable with my DSL modem instead of my USB cable. My real purpose for this is simply to free up a USB port on the back of my PC so I can plug in my joystick.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:45 AM   #2
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Default Re: Cables: Ethernet vs. USB

Use ethernet. We used to sell modems at my work for DSL that had both and there seemed to be so many problems for people when using USB. Ethernet is just the easier route to take (and faster if I'm correct).
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Use ethernet. We used to sell modems at my work for DSL that had both and there seemed to be so many problems for people when using USB. Ethernet is just the easier route to take (and faster if I'm correct).
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Default Re: Cables: Ethernet vs. USB

ethernet is easier, and in a network setup it offeres 100/1000mb instead of 11mb from usb
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:31 AM   #5
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Default Re: Cables: Ethernet vs. USB

I'll go with the consensus here and say ethernet. I just installed a network card in an old pc that was running a cable modem through usb. The people were having so many problems with it through usb, now since they are using it through ethernet, no problems.
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Old 06-22-2008, 11:54 AM   #6
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Default Re: Cables: Ethernet vs. USB

Well, that was a futile move. My modem did recognize that the ethernet cable was plugged in, but it didn't connect.

BTW, my modem's USB cable has never really been a problem.
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Old 06-22-2008, 02:30 PM   #7
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Default Re: Cables: Ethernet vs. USB

go to my computer, network connections, and click repair, or restart ur comp
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Old 06-22-2008, 02:47 PM   #8
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Default Re: Cables: Ethernet vs. USB

Now you probably need to reboot the modem. You removed the USB cable from the modem to your computer ... right? Only use the ethernet cable from modem to computer. Follow the steps required to reboot your DSL modem.
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Yes as people have said earlier, cat5 ethernet cables were designed for networking... USB cables were designed to carry data universally (hince the U in USB)... In my opinion specific design is better that universal...
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Thanks. I think I'll stick to USB for my modem, and use my ethernet cable for something else.
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