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Old 10-23-2004, 09:51 PM   #1
desmith1944
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Problem connecting to the Internet with a Cable Modem


Hi, this is my first time using MandrakeLinux 10.1, this is a three CD install. I loaded the software using my spare disk space from Windows XP. I used approx. 4 gig of free space to use for MandrakLinus. Everything loaded except my Cable Modem. I am using a Motorola SB 5100 Series Surfboard Cable Modem.
The connecting symbol show a red x and states no connection to the internet.
Another question, how do I delete the space that Linux used from my Windows and start over loading MandrakeLinux again. I am now having problems with MandrakeLinux booting all the way up now. It loads approx. half way and just stops.
I have some knowledge using Windows but, none using Linux.
Any help would sure be appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 12:36 AM   #2
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First, spend the $40 or so to get a router, It will give you a physical firewall, and make life much easier.
The router gets the dynamic ip from the cable co, but keeps track of it.
Your machine can stay as 192.168.0.11 (or whatever) and the router stays at 192.168.0.1, which is your static gateway.

If you want to stay with a direct connection to the cable modem I can't help you.

Windows is hostile to all other boot loaders, so your problem is expected.

Get a second hard drive - 1 or 2 gig will do, put it in as slave. Then use the cmos setting to boot from "d" when you want linux, "c" when you want windows.
When you do a reinstall, linux will ask if you want to repartition the drive and clean off all the 'errors'

Stuart
 
Old 10-24-2004, 10:06 AM   #3
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Hi, thanks for the information on my problem. Any suggestions on a name brand for the router?
I was reading through a computer mag. and they mentioned syslink I believe.
I am very interested in getting this software up and running and trying to get away from Windows XP.
Well, thanks again for the information and I will start checking prices on different routers. David.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 01:12 PM   #4
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I use a d-link di-604. Originally I chose this one because it was the lowest price in the shop. I have used d-link for years - 'they always work'.

I always use a wired network, in spite of the minor inconvenience of running wires around the house.

This router is great because it allows a bulletproof firewall, or you can open specific ports and services. For example, you can open port 80 for a web server, and 'direct' the requests to another port on a specific machine in your local network.

I was pleased with mine, so I bought 3 more to put in networks for family & friends.

Stuart
 
Old 10-24-2004, 08:32 PM   #5
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Sir, thanks for all the help and information. I will start looking for a Router Monday. I saw that I just won a full version of MandrakeLinux 10.0 on Ebay. This is a six cd load. Will I have any problems with this software if I use a Router? Thanks again, David.
 
  


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