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Old 11-05-2004, 10:27 AM   #1
francio
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USB cable modem support by the Kernel. How to get it?


Hi, today I installed a new cable modem (Arris TM402P/220), which has an
RJ45 type connection and USB. My notebook with Linux (Red-Hat 9 with
2.4.20-8 on an i686) only has USB (no ehternet card), so here is my problem:

Output of /sbin/lsmod is
...
usb-uhci 26348 0 (unused)
usbcore 78784 1 [acm hid usb-uhci]
...

According to http://www.freewebs.com/linuxnet/CableUSBLinuxEn.html
I need a later Kernel, since I don't have eth1 and CDCEther on the output
of lsmod.

Is there a driver that I can download and use without having to install a
new Kernel? I have only dial-up in my notebook with linux so downloading an entire new Kernel would last a week...
Besides, I have usb-uhci and the guide I read mentions usb-ohci. Can
I conclude I have no chance with hooking my notebook to cable? Is the only
way out a new Kernel?

Appreciate any suggestions and Answers,
thank's in advance.

Francisco Duarte
 
Old 11-05-2004, 10:57 AM   #2
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Hmm... Googling I found that I will probably I need only a CDC Ethernet driver. Looking for it.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 11:06 AM   #3
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why not plug in the network cable instead of the USB cable?

All the cable modems i have seen give you a choice.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 11:10 AM   #4
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My notebook doesn't have a network ethernet card, so, there'e no plug in there for the network
cable coming from the cable modem. The notebook has USB, though.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 07:09 PM   #5
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Hello Francio,

The best way to get your cable modem running is go out and buy a PCMCIA Ethernet interface, 10Mbit would be more then enough and are now-a-days very cheap (at least in Thailand).

Not forget to check if your Linux distro has a driver for your PCMCIA socket chipset.

With kind regards,

Richard
 
  


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