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I FINALLY got my Mandrake 9.1 distro to install, and It works WONDERFULLY. IU missed Linux so much! And the new Kernal, Distros, and KDE rock my socks. Now all I need is the internet.
I am using comcast Cable internet. I am pretty sure it is shared on my Winxp part, and I read somewhere that was needed. Okay.
My problem, or, actually just some questions. Okay.
It detects my winmodem. The one I don't use at all. I swith that to cable in the "network and internet" control. But, it still always says "connection type: LAN" Now, I need this to be detected like this, right? Since my cable modem uses my ethernet card? And, that basically makes it a lan?
So, I type in my ip address, my gateway, and all that stuff, and it still does not connect.
Specs: Motorola Surfboard modem
5700 megs for linux, 500 of which are swap
Running KDE that came with the ISO's
Everything else works fine, except for the internet thing. What should I do?
Yes, LAN is the correct setting for a cablemodem (which is essentially a LAN).
As for the info you enter, are you certain this is correct? I only ask because my cable ISP uses DHCP to distribute that info (and as such, if I enter it verbatim, it will not work).
Another question, how are you setting this up? If I recall the Mandrake Control Center should have a wizard to detect this easy (unless your actual ethernet IC isn't being found, in which case you have a different problem)
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:346 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
I went a whole week trying to get a winmodem configured in Mandrake 9 (it finally worked!). By the time I got Mandrake 9.1, I was on DSL and wondering what kind of prbs I would encounter trying to get that setup. It was the easiest thing I ever saw. I used the Mandy connection wizard, entered a username/password, and told it to connect during boot and BAM! I had the internet. I am fairly inexperienced with Linux so I am just glad it works, but I do find it odd that I didn't need to enter any more information than I did. How the hell does it know where to connect?? Anyway the point is, maybe just try that and leave the rest of the info out as I did.
I'm downloading Red Hat 9 now. Hopefully it will be as easy as Mandrake! I just bought the RedHat 9 Bible and I'm anxious to actually learn what I am doing :-)