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    Default Is it true that an ethernet connection is more stable than USB port connection?

    I have been using the USB port for my modem connection a long time, but recently I had this problem where the USB link on the modem would turn off abruptly and the only way to restore the connection was to re-boot the computer. This happened irrespective of the number of USB ports used. I had the feeling, there is something wrong with the USB cable, since my 2 external hard-disk were working fine with all the ports. Even changing the USB cable did not have any effect, and then the Technical officer at the local BSNL office told me, that the USB connection of modem to computer is fairly less stable than ethernet. Is this true??

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    The problem now you are facing is always happens in Windows XP only. This some times also happened with me. The only way i had to solve this problm was to Reinstall XP. I suggest you to change to Vista or windows 7. Thats true LAN conection is better and faster than USB connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaggan4392 View Post
    The proble now you are facing is always happens in Windows XP only. This some times also happened with me. The only wasy i had to solve this problm was to Reinstall XP. I suggest you to change to Vista or windows 7. Thats true LAN conection is better and faster than USB connection.
    Well, I am using Vista Home Premium SP2.... Nyways thanks for answering.. Found this aritcle on the net...

    Ethernet vs USB - Which Broadband Modem Interface is Better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy View Post
    Well, I am using Vista Home Premium SP2.... Nyways thanks for answering.. Found this aritcle on the net...

    Ethernet vs USB - Which Broadband Modem Interface is Better?
    ohhh on Vista Home Premium SP2. I have not used internet on Vista ever. So, do not know. But try changing to LAN, this can solve your problem.

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    @andy
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    (a) USB driver has it been updated to VIsta ?
    (b)Any one suggested Firmware upgrade for your modem ?
    REF:
    C2110 (Type-A) ADSL MODEM MULTIUSER CONFIGURATION
    compare:
    http://www.indiabroadband.net/bsnl-b...onnecting.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    @andy
    siemens c 2110
    (a) USB driver has it been updated to VIsta ?
    (b)Any one suggested Firmware upgrade for your modem ?
    REF:
    C2110 (Type-A) ADSL MODEM MULTIUSER CONFIGURATION
    compare:
    http://www.indiabroadband.net/bsnl-b...onnecting.html
    Sorry essbebe, the information on my modem in my profile was incomplete. My modem is Nokia Siemens Networks C2110, so upgradation is not required. By the way, I am using LAN now and its working fine. Perhaps, you can write something about this topic of USB vs Ethernet, as I could not find any useful information in this forum and I think it will be helpful to some members. I think its worth it. Found this useful article on net which helped understand this problem a lot better..

    Ethernet vs USB - Which Broadband Modem Interface is Better?

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    Connect in USB port and try.
    If driver installation fails , you have to get a
    new modem with LAN and USB.
    Instead exchange present modem for a type II / IV having additional LAN ports

    Present USB2.0 port Network card transfer
    rate is limited to 11 Mbps.
    whereas in LAN it is 100 Mbps
    ( different to your Internet speed )
    Usually WIFI max 54 Mbps and also 108Mbps.

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    Thanks essbebe. Will do the same and update...

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    Ethernet is always better than USB anyday. For one, there will be no driver requirement.

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    The short answer is that USB is no where near as fast, nor as reliable than Eth will ever be.

    If given the choice, never go for a USB or PCI DSL based modem.

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