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Old 06-11-2004, 10:16 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10.0 & Comcast HighSpeed Internet

I swear Comcast is making this harder than it has to be...
I search all over this forum for an answer to my prayers but alas I found none. None that worked anyway... I tried setting up a proxy to: or ... and neither worked, I even tried to share internet connection between my Windows computer and my linux computer, but that didn;t work either..

This is my specs:
Running Mandrake 10.0
Comcast with SurfBoard ethernet plugged directly into the linux box.
ethernet card (eth0)...

I know the ethernet cardworks because it worked last week when i lived in the dorms.. and i have 3 other ethernet cards, tried them all, and same problem..

i also have a windows xp machine... Comcast works with Windows, with help with the CD that they gave me... i popped in the cd and it took me through some steps asking me for customer account info and such, then it worked... then i tried to set this up with my linux box, taking the ethernet cord out of my window box and plugging it into the linux box and no matter what i try I cannot get it to work.

as Root I type:

eth0 has no ip address... it IS setup for dhcp
i tried dhcp-client
and some other types of dhcp

dhcpcd eth0
gives me an error:
Argument not found...
dhcpcd.exe looking for a filename argument

so i did man dhcpcd
found the debug switch
dhcpcd -d eth0
it printed out my MAC address
and then said the same error

Some suggested I call comcast...
So I did, I told them that all i had was linux and nothing else and i had to have it work with linux, she said that some users claim that comcast works with linux but they have no support for it and have no step by step process... i even asked her is there a proxy that i can connect to to get it to work, and she said she doesn't know and they don't have that information...

So you guys are my last help, plllleeeaassssee help

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