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I recently posted a thread here "cant connect to internet using suse10".In the end,after some useful help from here,I found the problem.MAC addresses!!!Anyway I use a motorola surfboard sb5100 modem to connect to XP,via a usb.That was my problem,my ISP doesn't recognise my NIC as being from me.So i searched the web for some usb drivers,and lo and behold I found this on a posting:
What you need to do is either call your ISP with your new MAC address (easiest) or use MAC address cloning (i.e. make your ethernet card act like it is whatever MAC address your ISP thinks you should have). Never done MAC address cloning on linux before, but I'm sure it can be done because my router is linux based and it has a MAC address cloning feature...
Sorry it has been a long W/E.....but i got sidetracked.Been doing some research myself and i found out that suse10 has the usbnet module i loaded it with:
but it said no module found.Did some checking and found that suse10 runs mini modules(or something like that)and that the usbnet contains CDCEther in it.
Did a ifconfig -a and it listed the conection as eth1,
there was also Io and a set1? think that was it.
The eth1 had all the right config(mac,dns etc)but still couldn't connect.
Did a dmesg and it showed usbnet loaded and the CDCEther loaded....still no connection!also everytime I reboot i have to modprobe usbnet,how can I load it automatically at boot?
Any ideas why the system IE ifconfig see the eth1,reports the correct info(as if it were connected)but I still cant connect?
Am I dense?
Is it me?
Where am I going wrong?
All answers to me please as I am going NUTS!!!!!!!!
Why don't you just phone your ISP and give them your NIC's MAC address? Once it's registered with them you can reset your cable modem and off you go.
I do know for a fact that Blueyonder (UK) has a "Self Care" web site where you can log in and administer your MAC addresses yourself.