To the Motorola SB5120 cable modem to be effective, your personal computer must fulfill the device's recommended system requirements. A computer having a built-in 10Base-T or 10/100Base-T Ethernet card works no matter if you have a Windows or Mac OS X operating system. If you're connecting via USB, you may use the cable modem that has a PC running Windows 98 and newer Windows systems.
For USB connections, the SB5120 requires a driver to communicate with all the computer. Even though the drivers are preloaded on the SURFboard Cable Modem CD that accompany the product, it's also possible to download the newest drivers from the Broadband section on Motorola's website. Updated drivers improve connections for better network connectivity.
If you are utilizing a compatible computer, connect the cables for the modem before installing drivers. The coax cable connects to the cable connector on the modem. After turning on the modem, insert the SURFboard Cable Modem CD to the CD/DVD-ROM drive and do as instructed for the setup wizard that launches to install the device's drivers. Should you be downloading drivers, stick to the setup wizard to set up them properly. Selecting the "Install the software program automatically" check box on the setup wizard permits you to install drivers safely. When prompted, connect the Motorola SB5120 using the USB cable. One end on the USB cable connects a great open USB port on the cable modem, as well as the opposite end switches into an open USB port on the computer. If the drivers installation confirmation appears, configure the network settings in your preference.
In the event the Motorola SB5120 cable modem isn't communicating using the computer, the drivers are likely improperly installed or you cannot responding. Uninstalling unresponsive drivers and reinstalling new copies can resolve these problems. Open the "Device Manager" from the "Control Panel" or "Start" menu, then expand the "Network adapters" section to see the motive force. Click the modem's driver, then click on the "Uninstall" button to take out it entirely. Restart your personal machine for the changes to take effect. Once restarted, run the motive force installation setup again.