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Old 07-17-2002, 02:12 PM   #1
FreakboY
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Road Runner!??


I just finished installing RedHat Linux 7.3 (GNOME)
dualboot with winxp! and i want to be able to use
my internet connection with linux how do i install
my hardware!??
(it is a Motorola SURFboard SB4100 Cable Modem/USB)

i've been looking into forums for an anwser
but all i get is network cards info... i need to
know how to install my cable modem

thanx!!!
 
Old 07-17-2002, 02:57 PM   #2
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First invest in a Ethernet card. The 4100 doesn't have usb drivers at this time and won't work in Linux. You might do a search for some generic that might work but that would be wasting your time. The funny thing is, is that most of the USB drivers still don't even work that well with WindowsXP. Our installers in Austin always install a nic if the customer is running XP at their home.

But an ethernet card would be less hassle and your going to get a better connection/stability out of your RR connection.

http://www.gi.com/noflash/sb_faq.html#p28

Last edited by trickykid; 07-17-2002 at 02:58 PM.
 
Old 07-17-2002, 08:50 PM   #3
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follow trickykid's advice...call Time warner, and tell them you need them to change your USB modem for an Ethernet modem, and if you don't have an ethernet card, tell them to privide it for you as well. Tell them your USB port is not working or whatever, but get rid of that USB thing,
 
Old 07-18-2002, 03:00 AM   #4
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guess, what i just configured my
linux box to use my usb device!!

i'm very happy!!!

it works!!!
actually this is a post from within linux on my usb device!!

thanx!
 
Old 07-18-2002, 08:58 AM   #5
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kool dude, congrats,
 
Old 07-18-2002, 09:41 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by FreakboY
guess, what i just configured my
linux box to use my usb device!!

i'm very happy!!!

it works!!!
actually this is a post from within linux on my usb device!!
You should share what you did to get it working as others that have or want to use that USB modem with Linux can see how you did it. Just a suggestion.

It might work, but I still suggest might want to look into getting an ethernet card, better reliabilty out of it.
 
  


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