best way to connect cable to PC ?

hi

i wanted to know whats the best way to hookup a cable modem to a PC to squeeze every last little bite of performance or stability out of it.

is it to run it directly via USB 2, or network card or some other way ? if NIC card, which ones specifically and why ? what is the difference ?

i am currently runing a brand new RCA digital / broadband cable modem as the old 3Com sharkfin thing took a big crapola on me, thats hooked up via 3 com fast ethernet. anything specific i could do to improve this setup ?

BTW the cable modem has to stay as is due to the fact its required by the cable company.


thanks.
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  1. USB need more CPU power. I would use a NIC card to connect to the cable modem.
  2. definately use a NIC. Full duplex if supported.

    Then go to <A HREF="http://www.dslreports.com" target="_new">http://www.dslreports.com</A>. Go to the tools page and run the speed test .

    Download DRTCP.

    Then run the tweek test. Now set your settings as they suggest and run the speed test again. A little patience will get your best RWIN for your setup.

    I aint signing nothing!!!
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