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Old 08-03-2006, 08:40 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 08-03-2006, 08:47 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 08:48 AM   #3
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Are you sure the relevant kernel module for your network card has been loaded?
 
Old 08-03-2006, 08:54 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 08:57 AM   #5
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Easy way to check would be to see if you have an eth0 interface. What does "ifconfig -a" show?
 
Old 08-03-2006, 09:01 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 09:02 AM   #7
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Either try running it as root, or use /sbin/ifconfig.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 09:07 AM   #8
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Thanks Nylex,

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

-Mike
 
Old 08-03-2006, 01:57 PM   #9
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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

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Old 08-04-2006, 01:45 AM   #10
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Glad to see you've sorted the problem (and that you posted the solution) .
 
Old 08-04-2006, 08:44 PM   #11
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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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