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i've gottta quick question.. any way to use USB and ETHERNET ports on the back of the modem at the same time?

sb 5100

my cousin on comcast... same modem.. can do this..

Good question.

The ethernet port and the USB port each have their own MAC address, so you would think you can use them both separately.

You could try 2 separate computers and see if the modem will assign two separate IP addresses at the same time.

This may be what is stopping you, your ISP may not allow it.

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Good question.

The ethernet port and the USB port each have their own MAC address, so you would think you can use them both separately.

You could try 2 separate computers and see if the modem will assign two separate IP addresses at the same time.

This may be what is stopping you, your ISP may not allow it.

Actually the answer to that question is no.  There are only a couple of modems out there that actually allow you to use both the USB and Ethernet port at the same time.  Arris is not one of the mfrs.  Now if you have a Toshiba modem you can and your isp probably won't mind adding the extra IP.  Thing is to get someone that actually knows about the Toshibas features....many reps will have no idea what you are talking about.

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