I have a Thomson TCB Cable modem and when I connect via the usb connection, I get a 12MBps connection. When I plug in the ethernet connection, it tells me that I have 100MBps, but that there is limited or no connectivity. Also, when I'm plugged in via the usb connection, my router won't recognize the modem.
Is there something I can do to get the modem to utilize the ethernet connection?
FYI for those people trying to use a ethernet and usb cable from a cable modem - it may work for a while but it won't work forever - your ISP will only allow one IP address out of the modem unless you pay for additional addresses (then you need a switch). Each device you have on the modem is fighting for that IP and eventually it will just quit working (if it works at all).
If you want more than one computer on your network (on the Internet or sharing printers/files, etc) then you need a router or a gateway (cable modem/router combo which I DON'T recommend).
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Re: ethernet vs. usb
Try unplugging modem and router, then wait 3-4 minutes. Plug modem in, wait for it to acquire signal, then connect ethernet cable to WAN port on router, then plug it in. Connect ethernet from router to PC, and turn PC on. Everything should work fine.
You're wanting to plug the modem into your router via the ethernet cable, correct? I've run into cable modems that don't like to use ethernet after the USB port has been used. In cases like this, I have to do a soft reset of the modem and things usually work again. Plug the modem into the router via the ethernet cable then do a soft reset.
To do a soft reset, do the following:
pull the power cord from the modem
count to 5
hold down the power button on the modem
plug back in the power
count to 30 while holding the power button (the modem should be blinking a lot)
I am having a connection problem with the rca dhg535 modem. I have two computers and one computer only has an ethernet port and the other has ethernet and a high speed usb port. I loaded the drivers for the usb port on the one computer and I have it connected fine to the modem, everything works, but when I connect my other computer to the modem with the ethernet cord I get a no connectivity. I was wondering if there is a way to run both computers off the modem without a router.
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Connect the coaxial cable from the coaxial jack in your wall
to the coaxial port on the rear of the modem. Turn the connector
clockwise until the cable is firmly connected to the modem. Gently tug
on it to make sure it is connected.
Connect the appropriate cable, USB or Ethernet to the
matching jack on the rear of the modem. Connect the other end of the
cable to the appropriate port on your computer.
Connect the modem's power adapter to a surge suppressor or a dependable wall socket.
Press the power switch on the front of the modem to turn it
on. Power up your PC. If you opted to use the USB connection method, you
may have to install the appropriate drivers. Check your owner's manual
Launch your web browser http://192.xxx.xxx to verify Internet access.
Thomson Cable modem has an ethernet connection... The ethernet connection goes to your computer via a standard Cat5e patch cable. There is no USB that I know of... Cablevision wire goes to the modem. It should be the first device on the cablevision wire. If you need a splitter, it needs to be a GOOD one, connected DIRECTLY to the incoming Cablevision wire as it enters the house. Use good copper wire.
Order of events: Connect the cablevision wire to the Modem. Connect the Ethernet cable to the computer and the modem. Power on the cable modem. Right click the network Icon near the clock and click 'repair' (Or reboot the computer) Apply for and get an account for cable Internet from your Cable company. After a few days, cable Internet should work.
If you didn't change anything in modem side, that means the modem is still connected to internet. in this case you can connect the modem to your computer via the Ethernet cable. with this cable you will not need to install anything on your computer, just plug the Ethernet cable to the RJ45 port and start browsing internet.
The only case when you will need the drivers is when you want to connect the modem to your PC via USB cable.
Here is a link where you can find everything about your modem: quick guide, user manual, usb drivers ...
Hi there. What you have to do is plug in the Ethernet hub, run the Ethernet cable (RJ45) from the modem to the "internet in" or "internet" socket on the hub, it will the one which is separated from the others. Then connect an ethernet cable in port 1 to your first computer and a cable from port 2 to your second computer and so on. If you experience connection problems just pull power from the modem for 30 seconds, plug it back in wait a minute and reconnect. If you would need further assistance please post back.
I'm not an expert in window based units but since it worked with Vista OS and not with XP. Sounds like you might try re-installing XP again. Take note on any windows that refer to the ethernet port during installation. It is likely you might of hit "next" without reading all the text. I know I have in the past. I changed over to mac and I know longer have any problems only at work but give then I give it to the IT Dept and wait and wait and wait.
Just plug the cable modem ethernet into the input to your router and you will be fine. Just remember, if you decide you want to make any changes to your router settings through your browser, make sure you hook up an ethernet line from your laptop to the router before making any changes. The reason for this is if you make a change in security settings on your router while wireless, the router will reboot and if your laptop did have the settings changed in it, you can be locked out. Not that you can't get back in, but it is a pain to have to do.
Your computer is attempting to find the network connection through your LAN port. Your best bet is to reconfigure your network settings to seek its external network connection through USB, or better still, obtain a router(I personally recommend linksys wireless/basic routers due to stability), and simply use the ethernet connection through it. While this is bypassing the initial issue, it is also saving yourself a lot of hassle when it comes to retooling the PC's settings on the USB connection.