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inkey698
2003-06-14T23:17:22Z
I have a USB cable modem and I was wondering if it was possible to split the USB cable to go to two computers so they both can use the same modem? If this isn't possible... is it if I have some kind of network card or w/e?
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Richard12
2003-06-14T23:39:36Z
You can do this with a router.

It will cost around $40 total including the wire's but you will be good to go.
RudyR1999
2003-06-14T23:41:19Z
No you cannot use a USB splitter to share a cable modem. You can put the USB into one computer and then connect the two computers through two networking cards. You would then have to setup the one computer with the usb as the main computer, and set the other one as a client. I would just recommend if possible...if your cable modem has a regular lan connection just put a network card into each computer and connect through the modem through a hub/router. Good Luck.
inkey698
2003-06-15T00:44:04Z
The back of the cable modem has both USB and ethernet ports is it not possible to use USB on one computer and the Eather on another?
PC_Phreak
2003-06-15T01:09:44Z
Yes it is possible to use one on each. I have done this before and it works flawlessly.
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RudyR1999
2003-06-15T11:15:28Z
Well I gotta try that. I did not know that was possible.
PC_Phreak
2003-06-15T13:12:17Z
Well with the cable modem that I was using, it was hooked up to a friends desktop PC through the ethernet and I went and hooked up my laptop because I needed to D/L a large file and all I have is Dial-Up. So I hooked it up via USB and I thought it might cut the other PC off, but they both ran at the same time and worked fine
Kevin
smr42
2003-06-15T14:29:27Z
Could you do this same thing with a satellite connection?
inkey698
2003-06-15T14:55:55Z
I wish I had a satellite connection. I only have 56k but I'm moving in with my sister and she has cable and now I know it's possible to hook two computers to the same cable modem... This makes me happy! No more slow internet gaming for me!
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2003-06-15T15:09:15Z
USB sux!

inkey, buy a 4 port linksys router an plug the ethernet into that an then ure two pc's into the router(via ethernet). much easier, as well as added protection.
FiYoG
2003-06-16T03:22:37Z
Having USB running to your comp for networking is not the greatest idea...it can be buggy as hell (as a lot of usb devices) I'd only recommend it as a temporary setup.