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Old 08-03-2002, 04:39 PM   #1
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SuSE Linux USB Cable Modem Settings


I am trying to connect to the net in SuSe Linux. I have an RCA cable modem which "hwinfo --pci | grep USB" sees. If I enter "ifconfig eth0", the hardware address shows up OK. Questions:

Is Dlink DFE 530TX+PCI Adapter the ethernet card? Do I do anything with it? I know the IP autoconfig address and submask.
Nothing is set on eth1. Should the modem be there?
I know the IP address, subnet, Default Gateway, DHCP server, and DNS server IP addresses for the cable modem. Exactly how are these entered into Yast1? (Yast2 totally locks the system if I try to use it, as does the command "rcdhcpd start".)

I get onto the web and use e-mail just fine with Windows 98, which used a disk to install and configure the modem.

Any help would be much appreciated.
 
Old 08-03-2002, 04:53 PM   #2
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Yast2 totally locks the system if I try to use it...
What is your system?Are these the only events that cause it to lockup?
Sorry to stray from your question.
Im sure you can use yast1 to configure the connection.
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Old 08-03-2002, 05:04 PM   #3
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If you mean my computer, it is an Intel Pentium III. I have a separate drive for Linux, am running SuSE 7.3. It only has locked so far under Yast2, and then only when I go to Internet installation, and when trying to configure using DHCP. I am not sure the ethernet card is actually configured correctly. That is why I asked if the modem should show up as "eth0". This happened automatically.

As I recall "ifconfig eth0" did not show IP addresses, but did show the hardware code 00-10-95-87-B6-F3, which matches what I saw on the Window side. I hope I have answered your question.

Thanks for helping out.
 
Old 08-03-2002, 10:07 PM   #4
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who is your provider, you said it was Cable modem, and not Dsl right?, and do you need to login into your cable modem or not when you are in Windows?
 
Old 08-03-2002, 10:43 PM   #5
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My provider is ATT Broadband, and it is a DSL, so it should be up and running all the time. In Windows, I just open Outlook Express, and away I go. I am sure that it is just not understanding the alphabet soup that I see whenever I read instructions. Also, the instructions that came with SuSE Linux have to cover all possibilities, not just me.

Now I am sure that there were no IP addresses in the response to "ifconfig eth0", so it may be the problem.
 
Old 08-04-2002, 03:37 AM   #6
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ok, cuz on the title you said Cable modem...and that is not the same as a DSL modem. What kind of log interface do they use?, PPPoE? or ethernet card MAC number?, or computer name?
 
Old 08-04-2002, 12:02 PM   #7
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Sorry, I thought the terms were the same. It is an RCA Digital Cable Modem. My provider is ATT Broadband.

As to whether it is a PPPoE or ethernet MAC card number, when I run "winipcfg" in Windows, it shown a PPP Adapter with hardware address 44-45-53-54-00-00, an IP of 0.0.0.0, and a subnet mask of 0.0.0.0. Does this imply that it uses PPPoE? The online help does not say.

The online help does say that Roadrunner uses DHCP, but that is how the system locks up (see post #3). Could that be because no IP addresses show up when I enter "ifconfig eth0?.
 
  


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