Is the Cisco DPC 3825 modem's USB port powered?
If not is there a modem available that is?
Currently, none of our modems offer USB functionality. It's something I've inquired about before and it's possible this may be an option in the future, but I don't have any information at the moment.
The USB port on the CIsco DPC3825 is disabled so you won't be able to use this for a network connection. (If I'm not mistaken, even though it's inactive, it does technically supply power still, so for example you could theoretically connect a device to this to recharge if it uses a USB port for charging.)
We do not have any modems which support USB for networking as the speeds USB is capable of providing would not deliver the internet service we want.
Hope this helps,
Yes, the USB port on the Cisco has power going to it. I was wondering about that and plugged a USB fan into it. The fan came on.
There does seem to be power, because but when I plug in my MagicJack, the light comes on but it doesn't work, so maybe what is happening is the power is too low or the MagicJack is expecting to communicate through the port and not just get power.
Any way thanks for your assistance.
Is there any modems available that do communicate through the port?
Thanks Matt and coolpu and Jeff.
That is what I wanted to know. Nice to have a definitive answer.
The MagicJack will not work on any router's USB port (Shaw's or one you buy yourself), it needs communication and software to run on the computer.
To run the MagicJack without a computer, you need to get the other model, that has the ethernet connection, which will plug into a router and work.
Oops my mistake, I should have said I have a MagicJack Plus. That's the one you are talking about.
It does work from the modem only as you say. But apparently not from my modem which as you say has no communication ability.
I guess the way it is wired it thinks that if you have a USB connection you should be able to communicate and so even though I had an ethernet cable on the MJP it wouldn't work with the power from the modem USB port.
Ok, this is making more sense now.
Yes, the USB port has power, if the MagicJack can be powered by USB, but use ethernet, this could work.
You are trying to get away from the Magic Jack having it's own power plug/transformer?
If so, this would depend on the Magic Jack (if it can be powered by USB but not use USB communication).
You will need to use ethernet for sure though.
Good catch Kevin. I was trying to ditch the small wall wart that comes with the MJP. However 'no joy'. Oh well life goes on.
From the looks of it, the wall wart is just a USB port output? Maybe you have an older one?
Buf if that is the case it should work, MJP into the USB port of your DPC3825, Ethernet cable into the MJP and your DPC3825, and then telephone wire into the MJP
OK here is what I tried; (bottom line is I got it working)
Plugged the MJP into the port.
one of the two lights stayed on - the green one. The orange tel. line light did not illuminate
error message was error code 3002 - "check the internet connection"
This error message is verbal through the tel handset.
Additionally if I pulled the telephone cord out of the MJP during the repeating of the error message, and the message went dead so there is communication of some sort, but no dial tone.
Having said all of this, when I plug the MJ into the USB port, I Iose the internet on my wired iMac. So I have to restart the modem repeatedly using the protruding button and then the inset hole one.
Then I left the MJP plugged into the modem,
unplugged the modem from the power,
unplugged the modem from the computer.
and waited a few minutes.
Then I plugged the modem,
then the computer back in
Glad you persisted Kevin! Now I can ditch the MJP walwart.
I like doing interesting things with the technology I have... lol
Odd that you had to restart the modem repeatedly
Might have been the coffee but last night, but I was ready to go back to using my abacas The Abacus - How to Use This Ancient Wonder - YouTube , I had to restart it so many times.
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