i called the cable company because my internet was very slow, they said the problem was that the cable modem was being routed through the linksys router and it was slowing the computer internet down. he then said he installed drivers from the webstar cd, plugged a usb into the cable modem and then into the computer. he said this way the cable modem would no longer run through the linksys router and everything would work better. well, the computer then would not connect to the internet at all. he said he couldn't help me further, put everything back the way it was and said goodbye.
so now i'd like to ask - is it possible to connect the cable modem to the computer with a usb and use the linksys router for vonage at the same time?i did try to connect the usb myself and was given the error message that the device had malfunctioned and it pointed to the usb (it did it on 2 different usb's). i currently have an ethernet cord from the cable modem to linksys, an ethernet cord from linksys to the computer, and a phone plugged in on the linksys. i have xp home, a dell dimension 2400 2.4ghz pentium. not sure what else you might need to know.
hopefully i'm making sense! does anyone else have any better ideas on how i could make this all run more efficiently? sometimes it's slower than dialup and a real nightmare. Thank you!!!