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Usb to ethernet

For some reason when the modem was installed the guy connected it to the CPU with a USB cord. Now we are trying to set up a wireless router so we need to use the ethernet cable.

There is internet connection for a few minutes with the ethernet cable, but then it is lost completely. We can't get a connection to hold with the ethernet cable even though the network card and all other hardware is working fine. This keeps happening after several re-boots and resets of the modem. What is going on!



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Re: usb to ethernet

I would download the USER GUIDE and follow the installation step by step.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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SOURCE: Motorola SB5120 Problem with ethernet cable

My PC is connected to my modem with my USB. Because I had to setup up my router, I needed to go through my Ethernet port. What I discovered was that the port on the modem was damaged - pins were misaligned an ethernet cable was yanked out of the socket. I realigned the pins with a screwdriver and that worked, but it's not an ideal solution.

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