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Old 12-01-2002, 06:09 PM   #1
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USB Cable Modem and Mandrake 8.2


Not sure if this is the correct forum - please move this if it's not - but following my lap of honour, I thought I'd let you know about my experience with my USB cable modem and Mandrake 8.2

Everything I had seen through a variety of searches and forums said that I should not beable to get my NTL cable modem working via USB in Linux - and yet here I am posting from LInux......

The way I did it was to set up the eth0 connection as normal through the Mandrake Control Centre and to modify /etc/modules.conf by adding the following line at the beginning: alias eth0 CDCEther.

I then attempted to connect. Fired up the browser and here I am!

I think that it's just a lucky fluke.
 
Old 12-02-2002, 01:03 AM   #2
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Good on ya for figuring it out, sure will help some people later on...

p.s. life is full of flukes

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Old 12-02-2002, 09:31 AM   #3
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Embarrassingly, it looks like I was a bit premature with the victory celebrations - it worked and then stopped working. I can see the NTL (Ambit) cable modem lights merrily flashing, but I couldn't make a link again. It seems to work for a couple of goes and then fail.

Looks like I'll have to go via the NIC route after all.
 
  


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