Re: Cable modem through linux
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Subject: Re: Cable modem through linux
Date: 3/16/2001 8:48:08 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Cable modem through linux posted by
When you install linux it will ask if you want to configure the network. When you say yes you just enter a computer name "homer" then it asks for a domain name like "at.home.cable". Then you select DHCP. Thats all there is to it. Then linux will continue to install everything for you. I have done this on Redhat, Mandrake, SuSE, and Slackware with no problems (on friends boxen).
I use FreeBSD and OpenBSD myself, and they work the same way...no difference!
99% of the time if it don't work, its because there is no module (driver) available for your network card. Which means you get to go the store and buy a new one I always buy NE2000 compatible network cards, that way there is never a problem. I bought a non NE2000 netgear cheapo 10/100 one time and it did'nt work. So it lives in a win2k server at the moment
Get a supported network card and then install linux. The list of network cards that are supported can be found at the site that distributes your version of linux (like www.slackware.com).
Good luck and welcome to the land of RTFM....
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