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Will my modem work if I run it thru u usb instead of ethernet cable?

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IF your modem has a USB and ethernet connectivity , yes it will work you just need to install the software for your modem so you can use it via USB connection , the software should come with your modem just run that software and follow the setup wizard and that should be it....

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