Hi, I'm waiting for the installation of a cable connection to the net.

The thing is, I think the cable modem they are installing is USB, so for the really dumb question : Does Linux supports USB? I was thinking about installing the cable modem at my linux box and use it as a gateway / firewall to the internet.

Well if it doesn't can I do the opposite? I was thinking that if I would share the internet connection at my XP box, and adding something like ( I just know the command at dos, but I think is similar) route add mask will it work?!

thanks for the help.

Again, soory if I wrote something wrong, Portuguese here!