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    Member Tithulta's Avatar
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    Question DSL modem question/poll

    I going to go DSL, again, finally and I was wondering if the USB modems are still to be avoided?

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    My rule is to always aviod a USB modem. For all services DSL or otherwise. I feel that USB asks too much of the host machine. Call me silly if you feel the need but that's what I think.
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    I would stay away from USB if possible, like Don said. Go ethernet if you can. Cards are cheap these days, $10 or so if you shop around and most mobo's these days have ethernet built in.

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    If you go with a USB modem, and then later deciede to add a'll have a problem. Your host computer will have to stay on for the other computer's Internet access.
    If you go with a ethernet modem, then you can always just add a router later when you need that network.

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