Cable Modem ?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by zoey, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. zoey

    zoey Guest

    I have a Motorola Surfboard modem, When I told my sister and dad I have one computer hooked to the cat5 and one to the USB in the back of the modem, they don't believe me because when they try it, it logs the other computer off. Is mine normal or theres.
    they said they have to use the router to get both working. I have Charter, my sis and my dad have Adelphia.
     
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    Yes, I'd say that your ISP has something enabled in the modem that allows that to happen. Normally you're supposed to use one or the other, not both at the same time. I would just get a rotuer, its a good investment in the long run.

    JJB
     
  3. RazerBack

    RazerBack The First Rebirth

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    It's possible to use both.

    Normally by default when a modem is bound to a cable account they are allowed 1 IP. Does their ISP allow an extra IP? Maybe it isn't enabled.

    We don't recommend using the USB port on anything other than WinXP.
     
  4. zoey

    zoey Guest

    Thats interesting. Both my machines have xp, But i'll be getting 802.11b for this notebook of mine and ditch the USB
     
  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Shhh! Bucky don't do mentioning that feature to your ISP... Charter usually charges for a second IP.