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I just installed Linux Mandrake 9.1 and I can not get my cable modem to work with it. In the hardware list it's under unknown devices. Why is that? 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 184.108.40.206 if that helps you with knowing how to help me. Thanks in advance!
Why are you triple posting the same question more in the same forum. This is against the rules on this site you agreed to when registering. We would prefer if you want to bump your existing thread or question that is fine, maybe after a day if its still not answered but please do not keep posting the same question over and over every few hours to make it back on top.
Originally posted by Ekim Gram K, sorry about that but I've noticed on many other places, bumping doesn't do much.
Well, its better than spamming our site and starting multiple thread topics on same subject in multiple places on the same forum.
Your asking questions on a forum where other members come in their own free time to help others, you have to realize it might take some time before someone knows your answer or you have to also realize that your question may never go answered.
All I'm asking though is, please obey our rules you agreed to and if your question goes unanswered after a day or so, feel free to bump it by replying to it to put back at the top. But don't keep posting every several hours.
I suspect that,if this is a new modem,you are going to have to call the ISP's tech support and have them activate the modem from thier end.They will most likely ask for the modem's model #, mac address and user serial #.
If you have an ethernet card(NIC) you should ask them if you need to get an IP address from them to configure the NIC or ask if you need to set it up to automatically obtain an IP address(DHCP).