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Old 03-10-2004, 11:06 PM   #1
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Question Cabel Modem and nic card installation


I am new to the Linux world, know a little UNIX though. Mandrake 9 package. I am trying to add an AIRLINKPLUS NIC to run to a cable modem. I do have a driver supplied by AIRLINK on a floppy. How do I...
1. Install the driver from a floppy.tar file?
2. Make sure my NIC is working?
3. Hook to a 4 port router which is hooked to a cox cable modem. Router and modem are both new LINKSYS. Modem and router are working fine as this post attests.
Can anyone help a Linux newbie?
 
Old 03-11-2004, 12:07 AM   #2
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Hi Artim,

Are you sure that the driver is a Linux driver?

From their website, it doesn't look like Airlink supports Linux. That doesn't mean that you can't use the card, but you'll need to find the driver somewhere else.

What model of card is it exactly?
 
Old 03-11-2004, 12:55 AM   #3
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Yes. I'm sure. The card came with a floppy and on the floppy was a LINUX folder as well as the usual Windows stuff. I also looked at the website and I also did not find a LINUX version but the floppy has a .tar file with a driver in it.
It is an airlink32 bit PCI-BUS 10/100 mps ACPI Fast Ethernet Card
 
Old 03-11-2004, 01:57 AM   #4
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pingswept, looks like I had a bit of good fortune! I found the hardware command center and looked to see if the LINUX had found the card. It had preinstalled a driver! I ran the configuration for the cable which was an option with no user id or password as one would put in for dial up and it it worked ok! I am online now. I would still like to know how to get the better driver in there.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 03:13 AM   #5
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Sweet!

I am not sure exactly how to install the driver, but it's probably something like this:

cp /mnt/fd0/floppy.tar /home/artim/floppy.tar

This will copy the tarfile into your home directory.

Then:

tar xvf floppy.tar

This will (probably) expand floppy.tar into a folder called floppy.

I'd bet that you'll find a file called README inside the folder.

Good luck!
 
  


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