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Old 02-11-2003, 12:22 AM   #1
zodmaner
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Question Linux DSL/Cable Modem setup


Newbie question here, I just install Cable modem on last Monday and now want to setup linux to use it, but I've some question in mind:

- is linux have the program to use pppq port(Cable modem port) or is it must be install seperately? and if so, how can I find these program

- how can I setup my network card in linux(I know this is very stupid question but I really have no idea about network setup at all T_T ) could anyone please advise me in this work? even a link to a helpful How-TO would be welcome.(I have this old Realtek RTL8029(AS)-base card is it supported in linux?)

well, that all I think, hope you're not bore with my stupid question thank for the help guys.
 
Old 02-11-2003, 02:13 AM   #2
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Re: Linux DSL/Cable Modem setup

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- is linux have the program to use pppq port(Cable modem port) or is it must be install seperately? and if so, how can I find these program
I can't say I know the program. What kind of cable modem is it? Does it provide you with an Ethernet connection? If so then your shouldn't need any PPP software as you'll more than likely use DHCP to get an IP address from your provider. If it's an (A)DSL style connection and you have an (A)DSL modem in your box then thats a different matter!
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- how can I setup my network card in linux(I know this is very stupid question but I really have no idea about network setup at all T_T ) could anyone please advise me in this work? even a link to a helpful How-TO would be welcome.(I have this old Realtek RTL8029(AS)-base card is it supported in linux?)
The RTL8029 cards are supported (don't they appear to be a PCI NE2000 card?), anyway I know I've seen mention of them in the kernel. To get it working you may need to simply load some modules at boot time, or perhaps even recompile your kernel. If you're new to this stuff then it all sounds worse than it is. I won't try to explain it here when there are damn good HOWTOs on it already. Take alook at http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Net-HOWTO/index.html (although it hasn't been updated in a while it should still be applicable as the user space tools are pretty much the same) and http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO.html. Once your link it working you'll probably want to firewall yourself against the big-bad internet - have a read of some of the iptables documentation, I was going to provide a link to the Firewall-HOWTO but it seems rather out of date now.

Sorry to refer you off to lots of other documentation, it will explain a lot better than I can. If things don't work out or don't make sense post your specific questions back here and we'll help you out.

HTH

Jamie...

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Old 02-11-2003, 06:34 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for an answers jharris! it was really helpful I don't expect that I must recomplie the kernel to use it but then again it might be a fun thing to do still there are some point I didn't quite understand:

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What kind of cable modem is it?
I got an Ethernet connection modem, so now what I must do is setting my network in linux using IP address from my provider right?(how do I obtain the correct IP? was it it the IP in the PPPoE Adapter or must I contact my ISP for it?)

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Sorry to refer you off to lots of other documentation
no problem! it was very useful! and it was I who should say sorry as I should have done some searching in How-To section before I post my question here in the first place.

well, now I think I go and try my hand on some kernel re-compliing. thanks for the help!
 
Old 02-11-2003, 09:30 AM   #4
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I got an Ethernet connection modem, so now what I must do is setting my network in linux using IP address from my provider right?(how do I obtain the correct IP? was it it the IP in the PPPoE Adapter or must I contact my ISP for it?)
The cable modem I had which provided me with an ethernet (RJ-45) port was really simple to setup. The linux box just needed to request an IP address via DHCP and that was it. Some providers to use PPPoE which I have no experience of, but you may find the following of use http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/DSL-HOWTO/index.html. Contact your ISP to find out which system they use.

cheers

Jamie...
 
  


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