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Sharing a modem

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Ok Sorry if i my info is a bit vague But a freind of mine recently got DSL. on the modem there is and ethernet jack and a usb port, can both ports be used or can only one be used at a time. The thing is she is a broke college student ( what student isnt) and is splitting th cost of the DSL with her roommate. Her roomate says you can only use one port or it will fry the modem. I know a router or hub would be the best bet but yeah she is broke. LOL
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LOL... dang... I was gonna say a router but then I read the whole post. She can't afford like a 20 dollar at fry's? I think there is a way to actually share internet via USB through another computer but not sure and not sure about how true that satement is about the whole frying the modem thing.
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Yeah i dont think it would fry the modem, maybe a IP adress conflict but not like **** IT ASPLODE ( her roommate is a bit dense)
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If her comp is connected to the internet, the roomate can connect to the internet throught her computer.
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Yeah, you could try that by connecting the modem via usb to her computer, then connecting the roomates computer to hers via ethernet
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