Cable Modems

By cj49
Nov 13, 2002
  1. I am planning on buying my own cable modem, instead of
    renting from cable company. I would like to know if a USB
    hook up is faster or better than an ethernet hook up using
    a network card.

    thanks for any help.
  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,606   +287

    Depends whether you are networking several computers together, if so then you don't have a free ethernet connection you then need to put one in and use up another PCI slot. If you aren't using your network card then fine. Or if you need all your USB connections for USB mice, keyboard, joysticks, printers etc then you would be better using Ethernet. It really comes down to what resources you can spare more readily on your PC...
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    In reality, USB 1.x bandwidth isn't enough if using devices like USB speakers/soundcards, broadband modems etc. simultaneously.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,704   +397

    You don't think so Mict? Cable is only going to use 1.5 or less or that 12, surely mouse, speakers, and whatever else isn't going to use the other 10.
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