The answer would be to run Ethernet, although it is entirely possible to run USB, USB is not really made to sustain the type of uptime a network connection such as a cable modem requires. Also USB drivers are easily corrupted and easily conflicted if you are running another USB device. USB drivers are not always easily reinstalled especially if running win98 because for some reason win98 will not always recognize the drivers.
Ethernet is made especially for network communications and is the prefered method. If you are currently running via USB you may want to consider having an ethernet card installed and running an ethernet connection.
by tech327 edited by nozero
last modified: 2005-09-03 20:56:32