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Old 06-25-2004, 11:42 AM   #1
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Question Configuring cable-modem help...

Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Computer: Dell Inspiron 8100 (laptop)
Network card: Xircom RealPort Cardbus Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56

I want to be able to access internet through cable-modem (which of course i have). How do i configure linux for this? thx.

Another newbie question, how do i know if my cardbus (network card) is up and running, ready to use....? thx again
Old 06-25-2004, 12:02 PM   #2
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To check whether your ethernet is up,

#/sbin/ifconfig -a

you can also

#dmesg|grep eth

A problem I came across on one laptop installation is that pcmcia services come up after network ... so network is not able to find an ethernet adapter. However a simple

#service network restart


ejecting the PC Card and putting it back in fixes the problem.

To connect to your cable modem. you would just need a network cable to connect the modem to your laptop.


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