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Old 11-17-2004, 06:49 AM   #1
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connecting with cable broadband


Hi newbie here,

I have just installed Mandrake 10.1. I would love to be able to connect to the internet. The machine I installed on to doesnot have a network card. I will have to connect to internet via the cable modem using the USB connection. I have tried various things but I am unable to get the connection working. Any advice would be helpful on how to configure the system so that I can use my cable modem to connect to the internet.

ISP is blueyonder (UK).
cable modem is Motorola 5100.
driver for windows is 3Com 3C920B (but that is via ethernet).
what is DCHP.

Anyone who knows of a step by step guide could they please point in the right direction.

Thanks
tamtam
 
Old 11-17-2004, 07:04 AM   #2
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DHCP - Dynamic Host Control Protocol, an Internet standard protocol that allows IP addresses to be pooled and assigned as needed to clients.

This review shows USB interfae is not compatible with linux but at least one person has gotten it to work.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...cat=998&page=1
 
Old 11-17-2004, 08:01 AM   #3
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coming from a similar problem when i first started, i can say that the easiest solution would really be to find a cheap NIC for the machine and just use ethernet. save yourself many nights of restless torment!

i had no other choice but to use the alcatel speedtouch usb for my first year as a linux user with broadband, and i hated every second of it! finally had the option to get an ethernet modem from my provider, and havent been happier since!
 
Old 11-17-2004, 09:44 AM   #4
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As someone who has spent the last five years on windows. The transition over to Linux has been a nightmare what with USB printers and now modems. No wonder people are warey of crossing over to linux.

tamtam

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