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Alright, I finally found out my cable modems name.. Its an Ambit. If anyone has any drivers for this cable modem please let me know. Or if you know where i can download the drivers that would be awsome. thanks.. oh and also, Knoppix picks up my cable modem and tells me its an eth0?strange.
Cable modems are outside the computer if I am getting it right..and they connect to ethernet card- which is what you have to configure. What distribution are you using? So yeah, knoppix is picking up your eth0 which makes sense. Can you browse the internet with knoppix?
Yep, actually Im on Knoppix right now. Its real nice cuz i just figured out how to save your settings. So its basically like the other linux,accept you have to run off it with the knoppix user name and password. If you knew the root password for knoppix you could actually MOUNT it, Couldnt you? Anyways, All i know about my modem is that its an Ambit, and its hooked up via USB (Yeah i know its BAD) . Hope you guys can helps me
I have an Ambit (ntl) cable modem connected using USB on my Peanut (Slack based) linux, and i got it working. What distro are you using and whats you question? ( i seem to have lost it in your thread :$)
Last edited by samwwwblack; 09-29-2003 at 10:28 AM.
The USB connection is not a problem.
open an xterm window, and as root type
After this last one, it *should* say something like
eth0: Ambit Cable Modem blah blah blah
inet add: 0.0.0.0.0 (dont worry about this bit)
If so, type
Now it should say
eth0: Ambit Cable Modem
inet add: 22.214.171.124 etc
Leave the window open and try an internet browser.Hopefully you'll have internet access.
These instructions *wont* however give you interent access every time you boot up Get back to me if the above works tho
Last edited by samwwwblack; 08-01-2003 at 03:50 AM.
yes mate it works.. Im in Mandrake right now as I type. But im hoping this will be permanent. Or will i have to type all that every time i reboot? You'd figure there would be a way to do this automatically? like a bash script? make an allias on startup? I duno . well anyways man thanks alot. Now i just need my connection to be permanent!
Great! I didnt want to flood you with things to do in case the first bit didnt work...
Righty, as root, open up a text editor (kedit, kate, adie or whatever) and open the file
Scroll down a fair bit till you get to the USB list. The first entry should be
delete the # and replace acm with CDCEther. Save the file and exit.
Setting up the dhcpcd at start up is the bit im not sure about, as i use peanut and not mandrake. Have a google for setting up dhcp at start up.
Another n00b here (yeah I'd be pissed off if I were you too) but, although I found all of your stuff up to now REALLY USEFUL, (I can get online with everything before rc.modules editing) but that's where I need more help.
I'm using the same modem exactly but in my rc.modules file there is no "#/sbin/modprobe acm".
No file on my system has that text.
Besides, my rc.modules file is really small (601 bytes)
# (c) MandrakeSoft, Chmouel Boudjnah <email@example.com>
# $Id: rc.modules,v 1.3 2003/07/21 11:46:19 flepied Exp $
# description: launch modules specified in /etc/modules inspired by a
# Debian idea.
if modprobe -V 2> /dev/null | grep -q -m 1 module-init-tools; then
[ -f $MODULES ] || exit 0
# Loop over every line in /etc/modules.
(cat $MODULES; echo) | while read module args
case "$module" in
\#*|"") continue ;;
initlog -s "Loading module: $module"
modprobe $module $args >/dev/null 2>&1