Broadband connection:u.s.b.vs ethernet adaptor.

  Dagwoood 14:11 02 Mar 2004
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Is there any difference in performance if your broadband connection is made via either the u.s.b.port or with an ethernet adaptor.

Any advice appreciated.

  LastChip 14:35 02 Mar 2004

However, connecting via an ethernet adapter, allows much more flexibility for the future, should you decide to expand your system.

  expertec 14:36 02 Mar 2004

But if you use the USB connector, you could use the ethernet to connect another PC, and have a network with internet sharing

  LastChip 15:08 02 Mar 2004

But if you use an ethernet connection, you could use a router and get the best of all worlds.

  JerryJay 15:24 02 Mar 2004

I agree with LastChip, the best way is Ethernet. With this, you will unlikely get problem. You can use it even you use linux etc, you also do not need to install anything on your pc. So if you want to switch to another pc, just unplug and plus. Same cannot be said for usb version because you need to install software on your PC and it is not easy to get it work with linux.

One another thing, USB devices use computer's cpu do some processing even it is samll, it still a waste.

By the way, a modem with 4 ports router only cost £39.94 at ebuyer click here. A lot of people use it and find it very good, see comments on ebuyer.

  Dagwoood 16:21 02 Mar 2004

Thanx a lot for the info.guys, thats covered all the bases.

Cheers.

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