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I have a 2mb cable connection supplied by NTL (UK) that comes with standard USB and ethernet connections.

Now, I currently have it connected to my on-board usb slot on the back of my case. The thing is, when I reset my machine, it doesn't pickup that the modem is connected to the USB port... I have to then hard reset my cable modem everytime I start windows... which isn't ideal at all...

I'm going to try ethernet see if that works any better I just found it strange that it used to work but only now since i've upgraded my machine am I having problems...

One possibility is that my mobo doesn't have enough power, SLI says minimum of 300w PSU which I think is an understatement... I currently have a relatively cheap 350w 24-pin ATX2 so could it be that I dont have enough physical power for the USB ports?

I hope i've answered my own question as a new PSU is relatively cheap in comparison to my new hardware.

Thanks in advance.
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Most of the time cable modems work much better with a ethernet connection there seems to be much less problems,

Let me know how you make out but maybe post in networking folks over there may have seen this before

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