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Old 10-16-2001, 12:49 PM   #1
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cable modem


I recently got an @home cable modem for my computer. I have a dual-boot linux and windows computer, and I have installed the software for windows. How do I install it for linux?
 
Old 10-16-2001, 02:47 PM   #2
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you won't be able to use the @home software within linux but you should be able to configure and get the cable modem working in linux. What distro are you using? and is your cable modem hooked via ethernet or usb?

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Old 10-16-2001, 03:08 PM   #3
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go to linux.com . they have currently on their front page how to set up an @home cable modem in linux

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Old 10-16-2001, 08:04 PM   #4
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I dont think you need @home software at all.. If it is anything like the Australian Version of the @home network, all you have to do is use the DHCP client and give it the parameter of the machines hostname when you got the Cable modem Installed... I think it is something like s04053232-42 or something (I cant remember, I personally am not with @home).

There is my 2 cents worth.
 
Old 10-16-2001, 08:28 PM   #5
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Yup, it works without the @home software; you can use any browser you want. As psylink said, all you need is the configuration info @home gives you when
you get your account.
 
Old 10-16-2001, 09:21 PM   #6
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edit the network file to look something like this

[david@ccxxxxxx-x]$ cat /etc/sysconfig/network
NETWORKING=yes
HOSTNAME=ccxxxxxx-x
GATEWAYDEV=eth0
GATEWAY=

if you want dhcp

make your ifcfg-eth0 file something like this

[david@ccxxxxxx-x]$ cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
ONBOOT=yes
DHCP_HOSTNAME=ccxxxxxx-x


use your hostname in the place of ccxxxxxx-x
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if you don't want dhcp you need to get your ip address from windows, ipconfig .... etc

substitute your info

do this command

ifconfig eth0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask 255.255.255.???

then this

route add default gw xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

then edit resolv.conf

vi /etc/resolv.conf

put in the dns servers





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Old 10-18-2001, 01:22 PM   #7
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DavidPhillips is on the right track; I would however add one point. The modifications to /etc/sysconfig/network are unnecessary; the connection will work just fine once you complete the mods to .../ifcfg-eth0.

Further, the article that webtoe mentioned is quite good, lots of interesting tidbits there.
 
Old 10-18-2001, 08:27 PM   #8
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The HOSTNAME in the network file would be necessary if you are using static IP, or you can use dhcp.

At least with my ISP thats the way it is.
 
Old 10-19-2001, 05:10 AM   #9
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DavidPhillips:

Thanks for the clarification.
 
Old 10-19-2001, 01:46 PM   #10
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i've got @home too, 2 machines, WIN2K and Red Hat 7.1 linked by a Linksys router... no problem getting online, but what about file and print sharing??
 
Old 10-24-2001, 08:17 AM   #11
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Win2K/Linux networking

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Originally posted by Tasha v71
i've got @home too, 2 machines, WIN2K and Red Hat 7.1 linked by a Linksys router... no problem getting online, but what about file and print sharing??
Yep, I can't do it either (running a home network with win2K pc as ICS inteface to cable modem, win98 pc and linux pc. A useful refernce is 'Skirting some common samba problems' by Richard Sharpe http://www.linuxworld.com/linuxworld...11-samba.html. BUT, I still can't get it to work despite following his tips. Let me know if you crack it - I have to resort to ftp'ing from a cmd prompt to move files around.

Also, any suggestions on how to configure my Win2K ICS pc to allow me to run remote X-sessions from my linux pc (telnet into remote computer, setenv DISPLAY <my ip>:0.0)?
 
Old 10-24-2001, 09:16 PM   #12
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It works great with win98, winme, or win2k© and probably anything else that supports micro$oft network©

The way mine is setup I send out the netbios info via dhcp to any client that plugs in to my internal network and configures it for the wins server, netbios suffix, and ip address©

As far as I know this is all that's required on the client©


On the server I use the wins support and make linux my master browser©

I also use encrypted passwords

All pcs including the server are in network neighborhood and are accessable, even though I have my network divided into different subnets on different nics in the server©

to access the pcs from the linux server I use mount©

mount -t smbfs //winme/pub -o username=david,password=password /lan/winme/pub

this is the easiest way I have found to do it© If you use KDE you might want to play around with lisa if you want to browse the lan in Konq

cheops is handy too

I guess the first thing is getting samba working©
 
  


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