Question about Arris SB5100 SURFboard DOCSIS 2.0 Cable Modem (50120900100)
I just dumped my very unreliable DSL modem and got a cable modem (Motorola SB5120). The new cable modem doesn't have as many ports on the back as the DSL did.
The Motorola cable modem has an Ethernet port and a USB port. That's all, except for the cable coax and the power supply, of course.
Between computer, modem, and router, which cables go where?
Plug your cable line into your modem, make sure it's tight, but don't use a tool. Next plug the ethernet line from the modem to your PC ethernet port. Then plug in your power to the modem. Allow your modem to sync. Don't use the USB line at all. Do not even hook it up unless your computer doesn't have a working ethernet line. Don't run the disk either, it will only install the modem driver that is only used if you use USB.
If you have issues connecting after that, you may have to go into your ethernet adapter settings and make sure that it is using DHCP. DSL usually uses a different setting (PPP I think) and you will not be able to connect.
By the way, excellent choice in modems.
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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