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Old 02-01-2008, 10:14 AM   #1
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Question USB? or Ethernet? or Both?

I have a scientific-Atlanta WebStar cable modem. It has both a USB connection port and an ethernet port. Which one am I supposed to use? What happens if I connect them both? At the same time.?
Again I ask, Will someone please tell me what happens if I connect them both? Thank you.
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If you connect both you'll probably have some interesting problems with the device. I haven't tried it, so I can't tell you specifically what problems you would encounter. In my opinion, it is better to connect using the ethernet cable than the USB. In most cases you'll have fewer compatibility/usability issues using ethernet vs. USB.
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I don't know what happens if you connect them both at the same time. I can tell you what will not happen though: It won't start a fire or anything

But if you want to know which one is more compatible with Linux, I'd recommend you to use the ethernet port.
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Oops, jphilput beat me to it
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Talking Usb or ethernet or both

In my opinion the ethernet card is the best option
I have in my Pc two ethernet cards
Because windows xp can work with the on board cart linux not
Windows in his turn can not work the other ethernet because don,t have the windows xp driver when I buy it I use windows me
So one card is configured in windows xp the other in linux
So there are two ethernet connections form my pc to the same modem it works
just fine

all the best
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Yep use ethernet definitely *if* you have a supported nic. I used to have the same modem and worked fine.
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I'm guessing the if you plug into both ports, nothign will happen. Or the computer will select a priority port by default. I would think these ports are similar to speaker sensor ports.



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