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Old 04-08-2005, 04:33 AM   #1
usman88
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cable modem problem


Hi i Just bought a SuSE LINUX 9.2 (KDE 3.3) Live CD version. I am a total newbie and i run this distro on my p4 which already has windos XP installed. My problem is that my Motorola Surfboard 5100 cable modem does not run on this SuSE Linux distro of mine. I mean when i open the browser to open any site it gives me error for example host not found. I checked the SuSE Hardware Tool(or whatever its called/Device Manager) and under the modem category i saw Motorola ING modem listed. I checked the browser again to see if internet was working but it was still not working. I even tried that software which has msn, yahoo, irc etc combined to check if net was working or not not but no luck. I went to the Hardware tool/device manager again and ii clicked on the Motorola ING modem.. The driver section under this was not accessible. I clicked Insert and a message appeared that drivers have been installed and the modem should work fine now. I clicked the driver section again but it was not accessible(i cud not click it). I opened tthe browser again to check fot net connectivity but no luck. PLease help me. Is this a problem of drivers?
If yes where can i find the drivers and how do i install them?
On windows XP i have to do no settings for for my cable net. Just installed the drivers and there i was using the net.
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Old 04-08-2005, 05:07 AM   #2
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usb or nic?
 
Old 04-08-2005, 10:24 AM   #3
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Old 04-08-2005, 03:39 PM   #4
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most likely it's not gonna happen. Most usb connections use the vendor drivers which the specifications are not made public or not available at all. a good NIC will run you $5-$10 and save you alot of headache. Just make sure you get one that has linux support. Also, might want to call your ISP and make sure they don't mind if your MAC address changes ( some are a little sensitive with this).
 
  


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