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mike_morley 08-03-2006 09:40 AM

Trying to connect to NTL via Ethernet with Fedora Core 4 64bit
 
I am trying to connect my Linux box to NTL using the NTL 250 Cable modem using the ethernet connection. I have searched the internet and I can't find a difinitve guide to doing this. All the sites I have seen say plug it in, Install Fedora, Open your web browser and it should work.

Does anybody have a guide that will take me through setting it up manually or point me in the right direction towards a site that I can locate the relevent information.

reddazz 08-03-2006 09:47 AM

I didn't have to do anything special to get NTL working with Linux (it was a bit more difficult in the past). All I did was connect my modem to the computer using an ethernet interface and everything just worked out of the box.

Nylex 08-03-2006 09:48 AM

Are you sure the relevant kernel module for your network card has been loaded?

mike_morley 08-03-2006 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nylex
Are you sure the relevant kernel module for your network card has been loaded?


I'm not sure, how do I check this. My network card is an onboard asus job.

I had a look with one of those distos that boot from disk (ubuntu) whilst maintaining your system and I worked straight off the bat. This is the reason that I am confused as Fedora is more recognised as a distro.

Nylex 08-03-2006 09:57 AM

Easy way to check would be to see if you have an eth0 interface. What does "ifconfig -a" show?

mike_morley 08-03-2006 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nylex
Easy way to check would be to see if you have an eth0 interface. What does "ifconfig -a" show?

I tried that last night but it came back with command not known.

Nylex 08-03-2006 10:02 AM

Either try running it as root, or use /sbin/ifconfig.

mike_morley 08-03-2006 10:07 AM

Thanks Nylex,

I will try that as soon I can. Thanks for the help.

-Mike

mike_morley 08-03-2006 02:57 PM

DONE IT!!!!

I had to add the NTL Modem as a device and set it to active. Fedora only listed the internal network card as a device.

Thanks for all the help.

-Mike

Nylex 08-04-2006 02:45 AM

Glad to see you've sorted the problem (and that you posted the solution) :).

mike_morley 08-04-2006 09:44 PM

Yep. I am now a true Linux user. I have even managed to get it to play mp3s and dvds now.

The only other thing to do is get WINE to work. Then I will never have to go back to Micro$oft ever again.


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