Can anyone help me. I typically use Windows XP, but have issues and need to hook-up my old computer to the internet. My modem has a USB port also, so can I just connect my Windows ME USB to the modem?
Does anyone know how to set this up? thanks
If you are asking if you can have your XP computer connected to the modem with an ethernet cable and then connect your ME computer to the modem with a USB cable then the answer is no, you cant do that.
If you just need to switch the computers for awhile then unplug the modem, switch the computers but stay with the ethernet connection (just unplug the ethernet cable from the XP box and plug it into the ME box), wait at least 10 mins or so, plug the modem back in and wait for it to completely reset. Then boot the computer. When you want to go back to the XP computer just do the same thing again.
If you want both computers connected to the internet at the same time then you will need to get a router.
You can use the USB, however you might have to call Comcast and give them the MAC address of the USB port on the modem if it doesn't work after switching the computers. You may also have to call them again when you switch back to ethernet.