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Old 10-25-2008, 10:26 PM   #1
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Wassup, Im new on here and need a little help.


wassup everyone, im new to linux, and Im having a problem, I got everything fully installed and for some reason I can't get a connection whatsoever anyone know how I can get a connection?
Im running on Comcast HighSpeed Cable, On a desktop
 
Old 10-25-2008, 10:29 PM   #2
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trying to pick up a wireless or a wired connection? .. if you havent already i would suggest you go into the update manager and download everything in there .. System > Administration > Update Manager hope that helps

cheers,
rto
 
Old 10-25-2008, 11:45 PM   #3
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Yeah, lets start with wired or wireless. I assume because it's comcast it's wired?
 
Old 10-25-2008, 11:45 PM   #4
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What distribution have you installed?

What's the modem like - does it dial and connect on its own or does the computer have to supply it with user/password and tell it to dial out?
 
Old 10-26-2008, 10:28 PM   #5
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It' comcast high speed cable...it doesn't dial out. It's connected either by ethernet or usb.
 
Old 10-26-2008, 11:45 PM   #6
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Hi,

What distribution and release? What have you attempted? Any errors, if so then post them.
 
Old 10-27-2008, 07:27 AM   #7
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Well, the cable modem still needs to connect to the equipment at the other end. How is this done? Does the computer need to supply user/password via PPPoE or does is the modem already configured and automatically connects?

We also need to know what distribution you're using because each one sets up the network in a slightly different way.
 
Old 10-27-2008, 01:49 PM   #8
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1. Use an Ethernet cable to connect the desktop to the Comcast Cable Modem.
2 Power cycle the Cable modem or use the Reset button in the little hole in the back.
3 Power cycle the Desktop
4 Ctrl Alt F1 to go to the command line (Use Ctrl Alt F7 to get back)
5 At the $ prompt, type:
Code:
$ ifup eth0
$ dhclient
$ ip route
192.168.1.0/24 dev eth0  proto kernel  scope link  src 192.168.1.103
default via 192.168.1.1 dev eth0
If you see output similar to above then src is your IP address and default via address is your default gateway.

If you have an IP address as above then ping the default gateway (Use ctrl C to break out)
If the default gateway responds, ping Comcast.net and see if you get a response
Code:
 ping 192.168.1.1 --- or whatever your default gateway is
ping comcast.net ---- or yahoo.com
 
  


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