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Old 06-28-2003, 07:05 AM   #1
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Webstar cable modem


Hi all,

I have a webstar cable modem. I recently downloaded and successfuly installed Redhat 9. Yet i couldn't manage to use my modem. It is hooked up on usb, but it can also be used through an ethernet card.

How do i initialize that?? I can't use linux without an internet connection. Since I'm new i definitely need helpp!!!

Thanks!!
 
Old 06-28-2003, 07:48 AM   #2
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Using the cable modem in combination with an ethernet card seems the preferred option to me.

Just put in a good supported ethernet card in your Red Hat Linux 9 machine and use DHCP to get the required information from your ISP.

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You can get a overview of supported hardware for Red Hat Linux on the following URL : "http://hardware.redhat.com/hcl"
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Old 06-29-2003, 04:26 AM   #3
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Hi,

Using the cable modem in combination with an ethernet card seems the preferred option to me.

Ok now I connected the modem to the ethernet card, and it works marvelously under XP.

Just put in a good supported ethernet card in your Red Hat Linux 9 machine and use DHCP to get the required information from your ISP.

I already had an onboard network adapter so I don't wanna buy a new one . I use an nVIDIA nForce2. When I look at the installed devices in "Network Device Controller" (or something like that), I see an "eth0" (is that good??). Its state is set to Inactive though, and when i press Activate I receive the error:

Cannot activate network device eth0.

What might be the problem??

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You can get a overview of supported hardware for Red Hat Linux on the following URL : "http://hardware.redhat.com/hcl"
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On that page when I check the supported hardware from nVIDIA i only see graphic adapters!!


Thanks a lot for you valuable help!!
 
Old 06-29-2003, 06:00 AM   #4
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Hi!

I did some searching and it appears that (unfortunately) the Linux kernel as distributed with Red Hat Linux 9 does not support the nForce2 chipset fully yet.

However.... there may be some light at the end of the tunnel :

The current driver for the nVidia nForce for Linux distributions :
http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=linux_nforce_1.0-0261

The nVidia nForce archive :
http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=linux_nforce_archive

Some other discussions :
http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12097
http://www.linuxcompatible.org/forum...opic.php?t=439

OK... I recommend downloading the latest (1.0-0261) binary RPM :

For Red Hat Linux 9 : NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.rh90up_2.4.20_6.athlon.rpm

You can download this RPM file with Windows XP and put it on floppy (if it fits ofcourse, otherwise try a CD-RW...).

If you choose to use a floppy, do the following from Linux :

"su -" (become root to install the driver)
"cd /tmp"
"mcopy a:* ."
"rpm -i -v -h NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.rh90up_2.4.20_6.athlon.rpm"

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_if_ for some reason you don't have mcopy (mtools) installed try :
"mount /mnt/floppy"
"cp /mnt/floppy/* /tmp"
"cd /tmp"
"rpm -i -v -h NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.rh90up_2.4.20_6.athlon.rpm"
)

<reboot>

According to the nVidia documentation Red Hat Linux will find your card after rebooting.

It will be called - as most other ethernet devices in Linux - "eth0".

After reboot you can do "/sbin/ifconfig -a" to see if it worked.

OK..

Good luck .. hope to hear from you soon, with you using a Linux network connection with the internet ofcourse!! :-)
 
Old 06-29-2003, 05:31 PM   #5
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Oh my god!!

You won't believe this. I don't believe this, but it actually happened!!
I am currently writing this under my "new" Redhat 9!!!

I don't know how can I ever thank you! I have done as you told downloaded the nVidia drivers but they didn't work. Then as a last resort I got the package from the link you had given and it worked!!

Thanks a lot. Hope I can help you one day too.....
 
Old 11-29-2003, 05:42 PM   #6
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Hi ... I`m a Linux newbie and would certainly require your help regarding an nVIDIA nFORCE 2 MCP Networking card "onboarded" on an EPOX 8RDA+...

On my initial RH 9.0 installation it refused to see my card at all connected to my computer and after installing the drivers found on :

http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=linux_nforce_1.0-0261

it managed to recognize my card as nv but it sees it as "Inactive" , what does this mean precisely ?

I must add I`m not getting any error messages on redhat-config-network / Activate button nor any other errors elsewhere .... have you any idea on how to set it as "Active" ?

Thank you in advance
 
Old 11-29-2003, 05:45 PM   #7
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Oh...I forgot to mention and I didn`t follow your fdd-installation methods , just downloaded the file from Windows and copied it to the Linux partition (previously mounting the Windows partition on Linux , obviously) ... does that have any importance ?
 
Old 01-26-2004, 10:40 PM   #8
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I have a webstar cable modem (rogers) and I can't to get it working in linux mandrake 9.2. It works in XP. Also I've had sympatico dsl working on my home pc fine for a year. This is on my laptop and I tried re-configuring it with usb and ethernet , with and without 'cable' checked during internet/network configuration, but it never asked me to type in a username and password, but it brings up wy wireless and ethernet cards up twice during configureation. I tried dhcp and static addresses, but no go.

Here is what I have:
compaq presario 2175ca latop
Lan-express IEEE 802.11 PCI adapter
National Semiconductor DP83815/816 10/100 MacPhyter PCI adapter
Scientific Atlanta WebSTAR2000 series cable modem

Thank you!
 
Old 01-27-2004, 11:20 AM   #9
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well normally it is not suppose to ask for any authentification. The reason I couldn't get it to work was USB. I repeat, Hook it up your ethernet card and not on usb. If you have another network connected on the card, then I have no idea what you can do.

I have an onboard ethernet controller, so I tried to find the rpm that would activate the onboard chip. When I did so, magically, it worked. I got online in no time. I didn't even had to play with some settings. So the question here is not really how you are gonna get the webstar to work. If you can make sure that the ethernet controller works fine, your problem should be solved. Unfortunately I cannot help you any further, since my knowledge is also limited. ( I have just installed Debian and am having trouble getting online too. So there is no general principle that will work)

cheers
 
  


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