Question about RCA Thomson Digital Cable Modem (DCM305R)
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).
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
I think whats happerning here is that your PC is not getting packets if you have a Win" PC go to CMD type in:
(this will cut your internet connetion off)
then do this
(this will start your internet back up) enjoy
Posted on Nov 27, 2008
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.
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
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:
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
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.
Posted on Aug 25, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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