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Old 05-03-2003, 11:33 AM   #1
Ekim Gram
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Cable modem woes


I just installed Linux Mandrake 9.1 and I can not get my cable modem to work with it. Maybe it's cause the drivers weren't installed, I don't know. I've got a Motorola Surfboard and it's connected with Optimum Online and I have it going through a usb cable to connect. I haven't gotten around to Ethernet because it's not seeming to work. My IP address is 24.191.164.83 if that helps you with knowing how to help me. Thanks in advance!

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Old 05-04-2003, 01:13 PM   #2
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Ekim just switch to ethernet at least till you get it up and running.
Use the auto detect feature for DHCP Mandrake will do the rest. Usb can be a real pain to get going fool with that after you get a working connection.
 
Old 05-04-2003, 08:19 PM   #3
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Surfboard here, works sweet on eth1 :)

What exactly did it not do for you on
the ethernet plug?!?

Cheers,
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Old 05-04-2003, 09:47 PM   #4
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The ethernet won't work, I've got the D-Link adapter but it always says that a network adapter is unplugged. The blinking green light on the card is fine and so is the one on the cable modem.
 
Old 05-04-2003, 09:58 PM   #5
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You probably just need to load a kernel module for it, do "lspci -vv" (as root) and post the part about the network card.
 
Old 05-04-2003, 10:54 PM   #6
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If it says your adapter is unplugged and it is connected and installed correctly you probably just need a cross over cable. It has a set of pins reversed.

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Old 05-05-2003, 01:16 AM   #7
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The ethernet won't work, I've got the D-Link adapter but it always says that a network adapter is unplugged. The blinking green light on the card is fine and so is the one on the cable modem.
Are you on comcast/ at&t? If so re-boot several times to give auto detect a chance to pickup the connection. It took mine about 4 re-boots to detect properly.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 07:58 PM   #8
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The type of card you have uses the tulip driver or module.

What are you outputs of: lsmod and ifconfig ? Post that information here.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 08:07 PM   #9
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Well since my other topic got closed, here is the new problem:

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I'm having a bit of trouble setting up my internet on Mandrake 9.1. I know I can probably do it myself but I need a complete newb explanation on how to do it. I'm under Gnome, if that helps. I'm using an Ethernet cable modem with a D-Link DFE-530TX+ card.
I got the Ethernet to work and I got rid of the USB but I just dunno how to set it up.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 08:55 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ekim Gram
I got the Ethernet to work and I got rid of the USB but I just dunno how to set it up.
Did you read my above post? Or do you like making things more difficult than they really are?
 
Old 05-08-2003, 09:24 PM   #11
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Well, at first I couldn't figure out how to copy + paste the code I got so I figured I'd give it another try. I got it working and I'm using Linux Mandrake 9.1 on the internet right now. Thanks for the help everybody, though...I don't know if I really got much but oh well.
 
  


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