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How to connect a Motorola Modem using a USB cable to get Comcast high speed internet connection.

There are two ways to connect a computer to a cable modem to use Comcast high speed internet:

An Ethernet cable modem to an Ethernet port in a computer.

A USB cable modem to a USB port in a computer. Some modems can be connected only by Ethernet port. The following instructions are is for USB connections only.

Items needed for USB connection:

A USB cable, make sure you have a USB port in your computer.

A surge protected wall outlet.

An installation CD.

Installation Steps:

Follow the following steps carefully

Step 1

Connect the cable that is dedicated to the cable modem to the cable connector on the cable modem and then to the wall unit.

Step 2

Plug the modems power cord into a grounded, surge protected 110V AC household outlet.

Note: Most cable modems are "on" all the time and do not have a switch. If the modem has a power switch, turn on the modem, and wait for the modem to synch with the system. This may take several minutes. A modem will indicate when synchronization occurs.

Step 3

Insert the USB driver CD as prompted by the operating system, and follow the on-screen instructions as prompted.

Step 4

Plug one end of the USB cable into the USB port on the cable modem. Connect the other end of the USB cable into the computer's USB port,

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