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If your cable modem has an ethernet port, I highly reccommend using that instead of the usb cable. I also highly reccommend the purchase of a firewall to protect your data. If you go the cable modem / firewall route, all you need for your computer is an ethernet card. If you know some networking basics it should be easy to setup.
The reason I would never use a usb port is because there is very little securitly protecting you from the outside world.
i think i know what to do with the ethernet connection, but it doesn't seem to work, tell me what's wrong with the procedure that i've set out below, i am just trying this with winXP, the same procedure should apply for linux
1. connect modem to ethernet card
2. make sure i install the ethernet card
3. run DHCP client on the ethernet connection connected to the modem
i think that's pretty much it
but it doesn't seem to work even on windows, can any one see anything wrong with this