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Old 07-03-2005, 04:22 PM   #1
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Internet access with comcast


I have just switched over to Comcast for high-speed cable internet access. Before that, I was using a dial-up WIN modem and thus could not access the internet from Linux. (I have both Windows XP and Redhat 10.0 running on the same computer). So I used Windows XP for internet work, and Linux for some other things (playing around).

Now my Windows XP system accesses the Internet through Comcast, using a Motorola SB5120 cable modem. I'd like to be able to boot up the Linux system and access the internet also. Is this possible? If so, what do I need to do?

John
 
Old 07-03-2005, 06:56 PM   #2
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'system-config-network' works well for me in Gnome. There are probably other ways too.
 
Old 07-03-2005, 07:07 PM   #3
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All I think you have to do is configure DHCP to get an IP from the modem.

http://kszk.sch.bme.hu/net/dhcp/settingsenlin.php

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Old 07-03-2005, 08:14 PM   #4
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Are you using a USB or ethernet connection to your modem?
The best choice is to use the ethernet connection for any broadband connection.
 
Old 07-03-2005, 08:31 PM   #5
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I'm using the USB connection, because I have another computer using the ethernet connection so that I have a (very small) local network utilizing the comcast connection with both computers running XP.
 
Old 07-03-2005, 08:43 PM   #6
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I suggest you create a small ethernet network with something like a 4 port switch. This will give all your computers acces through the ethernet connections.
 
  


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