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Old 05-03-2003, 04:33 PM   #1
Ekim Gram
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Question Mandrake and my cable modem. HELP!!


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 24.191.164.83 if that helps you with knowing how to help me. Thanks in advance!
 
Old 05-03-2003, 05:51 PM   #2
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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.

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Follow the first time it was asked here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=57964
 
Old 05-03-2003, 06:02 PM   #3
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K, sorry about that but I've noticed on many other places, bumping doesn't do much.
 
Old 05-03-2003, 06:35 PM   #4
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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.

Regards.
 
Old 05-03-2003, 10:04 PM   #5
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I'm assuming you connect to your cable modem through your ethernet card so if it's not working then your you won't be able to access your cable modem.

BTW:
I use mandrake and my cable modem works perfectly.

Last edited by Riley; 05-03-2003 at 10:06 PM.
 
Old 05-04-2003, 02:31 AM   #6
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Just use a router. Then setup Mandrake to automatically get the IP address.

I have seen routers that cost 50 US dollars.

LIke what Riley said. You need your etherent or network card woking before you can use your cable modem.

I use Mandrake and my network works flawlessly. I'm using a cable modem and a router.
 
Old 05-04-2003, 05:12 AM   #7
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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).
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Old 05-04-2003, 12:32 PM   #8
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Am using MDK9.1 and a Motorola surfboard modem, is on an ethernet card and using DHCP works perfectly.
 
Old 05-04-2003, 03:09 PM   #9
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Ekim I answed this for you about two hours ago. Look at your other post.
 
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