Let's pretend the USB is DOA.
Hello - My modem (RCA) has two connections to the computer. One is cable plus ethernet card, the other is UBS. The computer froze intermittently, as it did for the hundreds of other posters on a separate thread, while it ran on the cable connection. I ran it there because my ISP technician said it was more stable and also because it purports to run at 100 mbs. I disabled the cable connection recently and enabled the USB connectors. For the past three days, many hours daily, the computer has not frozen again. The disadvantage of this might be that the USB part of the modem provides only 10 mbs, but I saw no noticeable difference. Can it be, according to your experience (moderator or other member) that this sort of switch was at the base of the problem? If anyone knows the answer I would be very happy to read it rather than going through the drugery of continuing the search for the cause of the breakdowns. Thanks in advance and anticipation - Amos.