Whats the point of the USB port on newer cable modems?

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  1. Homan

    Homan Unconquerable OT Supporter

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    I used to have a really old one that didn't have one(dont think they had USB yet back then) but I picked up a new one a couple days ago and noticed it comes with one, I tried using it and not using it, seems to make no difference?
     
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    Its to connect your computer to the modem instead of ethernet

    For the techno challenged people that bought a prefab computer that didnt come with a built in ethernet card and are scared to open the case, but are too cheap to pay for professional installation. Or I guess if they had a small form factor case that couldnt accept any more expansion cards.
     
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    Homan Unconquerable OT Supporter

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    Oh I see, thats nice can save some money for not buying a lan card. My comp motherboard has a build in ethernet slot tho so it doesn't really matter.
     
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    The downside to USB is home networking is a lil more difficult and probably less secure.
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Not to mention that using a USB modem CPU than an Ethernet card.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    It's the worst idea ever. Hooking it up by USB takes up tons of resources on the computer and makes networking more difficult.
     

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