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Old 04-22-2004, 05:33 PM   #1
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Question Dont know how to configure cable modem



I'm very new to linux, i D/L and installed DragonLinux.
And i really do not know where to start to configure my cable modem to acces the net, My modem is a Motorola USB Surfboard SB5100.
I have the installation disk but it is good for Win.
I tryed load Lynx to see what it would do and it reply 'cannot connect to host server'
Any Clue on where to start is welcome.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 06:15 PM   #2
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EDIT: oops, missed the "USB" part. prior post doesn't apply

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Old 04-22-2004, 06:27 PM   #3
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I do not know of any USB drivers for this modem. You will need to connect the modem via an ethernet card. All you would need to do is configure the ethernet card for DHCP.

You might need to recycle the modem power before the PC configuring the network interface.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 03:24 AM   #4
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Thnk for the reply it got me a bit closer to what im lokin for but havent got it yet...

I looked trhough internet (Via windows) and my linux for DHCP Ethernet card Here is what i got:
When i start linux, :
Attempting to configure eth0 by contacting DHCP
dhcpcd[70]: dhcpstart: ioctl sioccifhwaddr: no such device

So i got from this that it is configure for dhcp but cannot find a dev, wht dev is it lokkin for and what is siocc....???

I also ran 'cat /proc/pci'
and got a ISA bridge intel 82371sb PIIX3 ISA
and a USB controler of the same kind with an IRQ15
But cant find info or driver for that model...
 
Old 04-23-2004, 03:42 AM   #5
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Do you have an ethernet port on the modem?
 
Old 04-23-2004, 05:06 AM   #6
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I'm not sure i understood well but
The only port i got on the computer are 2 USB that i use to connect to the modem the modem does have a ethernet port and a USB.
When i configured it under Win the Driver set the ethernet as Motorola sb5100 card.
Hope that aswered well...
 
Old 04-23-2004, 06:01 AM   #7
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The command:
~$ lspci

/*note: the '~$' means the command line, alike what 'c:\' is for MS-DOS */

will give you a list of PCI devices conected to your comp.

Look for a 'ethernet' device listed there. If there is none... LOL... (sorry for the laugh) but I can not imagine a PC with no Ethernet card... unless we talking about a OLD old old,,, PC... (and yours is not since you got USB ports)

or easier !!!! just look in the back of the PC and search for the Ethernet connector !!!!!!

Man I am almost sure you got a Ethernet card...
 
Old 04-23-2004, 07:19 AM   #8
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If the modem has an ethernet port then get yourself an ethernet card and install it. You will have to install a driver for the card. Most of the cheap cards are Realtek and are supported by all 2.4 kernels. You'll have to find how you install the driver for your distro. Then connect the modem to the computer with an ethernet cable (cat5). Now bring up a consol and do su and it will ask for a password (if you are a user) and then do ifconfig which will show your network connections.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 07:56 AM   #9
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Your connecting the modem to the computer with the USB cable. Since linux does not have a compatable USB driver for the card you will need to connect the modem with a ethernet cable. If you do not have an ethernet card installed in your computer you will need to purchase one.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 08:42 AM   #10
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usbnet

although I believe you are confusing ethernet RJ-45 connectors with a USB connector.

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Old 04-23-2004, 09:40 AM   #11
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I did a search and does have an ethernet port - specs can be found here
 
Old 04-23-2004, 02:44 PM   #12
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Thank you all for the help
So i'll have to buy an ehternet card....
 
Old 05-15-2004, 12:40 PM   #13
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SlackWare And Cable Modem On USB

I got SalckWare 9.1, Installed it all and pluged in my modem through USB port Just to try. (Motorola SB5100)
Started up Konqueror and it worked fine....GREAT....
Someone borrowed my modem and when i reconnected it,
Doesnt work no more....
So i restarted the computer with the modem connected then not connected, Still nothing.
Did ./rc.hotplug status
And the modem is detected but i seem that any browser does not want to use it anymore.
I think that if i can somehow tell the browser to use the USB port It should work fine.
Can i Do That????
Or should i try something else???
 
  


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