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Old 12-19-2001, 12:20 PM   #1
cipher_code
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Cable Internet and NIC


Hey All,

Here's my problem:

I have @HOME internet cable, which is a dynamic line. I have a 3cCom509b NIC. I heard that i need to go to LinuxConfig and do the following steps...

Enter in
1.) Primary Name + Domain (how do i join these...i.e. by a plus sign?)
2.) IP Address (but mine is dynamic?)
3.) Net Device (which i'm assuming eth0)
4.) Kernel Device (i'm assuming 3c509)

The i accept the changes? Is this correct for @Home and for my NIC? I'm a new newbie (in other words, a moron about LINUX).

Can you please help, and spell out any details.

Thanks

I'll buy you a beer!!!!!!:smash:
 
Old 12-19-2001, 01:36 PM   #2
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Re: Cable Internet and NIC

Quote:
Originally posted by cipher_code
Hey All,

Enter in
1.) Primary Name + Domain (how do i join these...i.e. by a plus sign?)
2.) IP Address (but mine is dynamic?)
3.) Net Device (which i'm assuming eth0)
4.) Kernel Device (i'm assuming 3c509)

1.) mymachinename.mydomain.com
2.) Top right hand corner should be a check box for DHCP
3.) yep, if its the only NIC in the box.
4.) Yep, thats the mod for the job

Quote:

The i accept the changes? Is this correct for @Home and for my NIC? I'm a new newbie (in other words, a moron about LINUX).
Two things I'm not sure about: a) a 3Com 509 is an old card, ISA, so I'm not certain RH's cute little GUI set-up is going to do the job... if this doesn't work I can walk you through some command-line stuff to make sure the module (linux's name for device drivers that are hot-loadable), is properly insmod'ed and the card is working.
b) I don't know @HOME's setup, so are you certain that you get your IP from DHCP (a sensible thing), and not PPPoE (stupid and annoying, but what a lot of ISPs do to keep from having to rebuild everything from their dial-up days.)?

If the latter is the case, there is a cool utility out there to deal with pppoe, the roaring Penguin, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. The best to know is to check the manual from the ISP, baring that, just call them.

No worries, try it and see... its not like MS where if you get the config wrong on the first shot your digging yourself out of a hole for the next week. Trial and error will work fine.

Quote:

I'll buy you a beer!!!!!!
Rockin, but we probably live on opposite sides of the continent. It all depends on your throwing arm.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 12-19-2001, 08:49 PM   #3
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For @home, your hostname will be the "cxxxxxx-a" number they assigned you, and the domain will be the "bla.bla.home.com" or "bla.bla.attbi.com" address they gave you. The primary name + domain will be the pairing of the two in a full URL: cxxxxxx-a.bla.bla.home.com.

This article might help. It deals with configuring Redhat for Cox@home cable.
 
  


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