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Old 12-26-2002, 11:28 PM   #1
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newb cant connect to the net :(

Just installed RH 8.0. I was running on Win XP before using my MOtorolla SurfBoard SB4100 Cable Modem connected using USB. I figured that the USB would be hard to use in RH so i decided to hook up the ethernet connection. Connected the modem to the ethernet card SMC EZ Card 10/100 PCI (SMC1211TX) ... i cant get on the internet using ethernet in WIN XP... and also i tried in RH and I tried to activate it in eth0 and in eth1 it wont activate.. i tried shutting the modem off and on both times... still nothing... im pretty much lost.. i even checked out some other posts related to this on this forum.... still lost...

how can i get connected to the net in linux using this modem. right now its hooked up usb and ethernet same time.. heh win xp is using the usb connection right now tho. and not the ethernet.
Old 12-27-2002, 12:12 AM   #2
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help help help pleaseee
Old 12-27-2002, 08:02 AM   #3
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You're not precise enough in your question.

When you're looking for a solution in networking do.

1. Ping an address ip on the internet
2. Check if name resolution works using nslookup or dig
3. Then try to use your browser

if you wanna use your linux box as a gateway read the netfilter's documentation regarding nat and masquerade.

The two important steps are
- activate ip_forward
- write a rule to masq your subnet

I can't browse the internet means nothing to me, it could be you ethernet cable, your network connection to the internet, a dns problem, the website you try to reach is not available and thousand more issues.

For your usb modem try to look for information on a search engine, is it supported by linux ?
Then search documentation on how to install it.



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