Cable modem, USB versus network connection?

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  1. Kenny

    Kenny Guest

    My daughter recently got 750K broadband from NTL cable. The engineer who
    installed it told her that if she installed an NIC she would have a
    better/faster connection but didn't explain why that was so. Why would it
    be better using an NIC rather than USB? BTW I have a 512K connection via
    Wanadoo and USB modem and it appears to be much faster than her 750K
    connection, is it just because Wanadoo is a better ISP then NTL?


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    Kenny
     
    Kenny, Sep 2, 2004
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  2. Kenny

    nubby Guest

    From my experience, USB uses more resources which slows your computer down.
    Slow detection time and sometimes hangs a little bit. Connectionwise tho,
    your 750K is much slower than USB 11Mbps and NIC 10/100Mbps.





    "Kenny" <> wrote in message
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    > My daughter recently got 750K broadband from NTL cable. The engineer who
    > installed it told her that if she installed an NIC she would have a
    > better/faster connection but didn't explain why that was so. Why would it
    > be better using an NIC rather than USB? BTW I have a 512K connection via
    > Wanadoo and USB modem and it appears to be much faster than her 750K
    > connection, is it just because Wanadoo is a better ISP then NTL?
    >
    >
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    >
    > Kenny
    >
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    >
     
    nubby, Sep 2, 2004
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