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Old 07-30-2003, 05:12 PM   #1
duddy11
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Ambit Cable Modem Drivers


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.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 06:42 PM   #2
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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?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 06:54 PM   #3
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read this link for more info, its not about your cable modem but this will give you insight into how cable modem works
http://www.redhat.com/archives/redha.../msg00279.html
 
Old 07-30-2003, 07:36 PM   #4
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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
 
Old 07-31-2003, 08:52 AM   #5
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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 11:28 AM.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 03:33 PM   #6
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i have an Amit (Just like yours) and , Im connected via USB (which is probably the problem). Im also using mandrake linux 9.1. hope this helps
 
Old 08-01-2003, 04:44 AM   #7
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The USB connection is not a problem.
open an xterm window, and as root type

rmmod acm
modprobe CDCEther
ifconfig -a

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

dhcpcd
ifconfig

Now it should say

eth0: Ambit Cable Modem
inet add: 80.98.22.1 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 04:50 AM.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 07:43 AM   #8
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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!
 
Old 08-01-2003, 07:56 AM   #9
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Thumbs up

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

/etc/rc.d/rc.modules

Scroll down a fair bit till you get to the USB list. The first entry should be

#/sbin/modprobe acm

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.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:31 PM   #10
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Mandrake 9.2 rc.modules file

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)

Here's the transcript:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

#!/bin/sh
# (c) MandrakeSoft, Chmouel Boudjnah <chmouel@mandrakesoft.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
MODULES=/etc/modprobe.preload
else
MODULES=/etc/modules
fi

[ -f $MODULES ] || exit 0

# Loop over every line in /etc/modules.
(cat $MODULES; echo) | while read module args
do
case "$module" in
\#*|"") continue ;;
esac
initlog -s "Loading module: $module"
modprobe $module $args >/dev/null 2>&1
done

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If you can help I'd reall appreciate it. Even though I'm a n00b, my family's worse so they're not getting anywhere near the xterm console
 
Old 12-01-2003, 02:17 PM   #11
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Just to keep things simple, as root open up kedit/abiword etc and open /etc/rc.d/rc.local
At the end add the following;

echo Starting net services
/sbin/modprobe CDCEther
/sbin/dhcpcd
echo Done

I'm hopin that this works, it works for myself but as I've said earlier in the thread I'm a proud Slacker

Best Regards,

Sam Black

(Many apologies to duddy11 that I didn't get to this stage earlier)

Last edited by samwwwblack; 12-01-2003 at 02:20 PM.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 10:52 AM   #12
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hi

I have a Ambit (ntl) cable modem via usb which i dunno how to set up and get onto the web. I am very new to linux and need help getting my self on the web please can any one help me
 
Old 12-29-2003, 10:59 AM   #13
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Just read the above thread or
http://www.geocities.com/samwblack/l...modemsetup.txt

Post back if have any queries,

Best Regards,

Sam Black
 
Old 12-29-2003, 01:30 PM   #14
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samwwwblack

Trust this guy aj_4u, he knows his shit.
 
  


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