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Old 02-29-2008, 02:04 AM   #1
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Cable Modem Connection in Fedora 8

PROBLEM: Not able to connect to internet using cable modem in Fedora 8.

System Details:

* Laptop, Turion64, 1.25GB RAM
* Fedora 8, 32 bit (386 distribution)

Windows Scenario:

* I use Hathway Cable Modem connection to connect to internet. I successfully connect to internet from Windows-Vista. (Dual Boot laptop, Fedora8/Vista)
* I need to set Static IP address, Subnet mask, Gateway and DNS addresses in Windows, and I get connected, without any username/password/login or hostname.
* Typical settings are as follows:
IP: 125.99.69.???
* Once these settings are made in windows, internet is up and running.

Fedora8 Scenario:

* Set IP address and gateway using "system-config-network" gui tool ("Administration -> Network -> eth0 ->Edit" from menu). Routes tab for "eth0 -> edit" are kept empty.
* In gui tool that appears after "Administration -> Network" menu, in its DNS tab, set all the three DNS addresses.
* Restarted the computer but no connection to internet.
* "ifconfig eth0" shows static IP.
* Static IP can be pinged.
* route -n command shows Network: and gateway
* So I think, the problem is related to setting up gateway. "route add default gw" command doesn't work, it shows, "no such process".
* Of course Gatway IP cannot be pinged.
* I tried to install LinuxConf gui utility, but its TextBoxes appear not in regular fashion, and does not allow editing. Tried to use it in text mode, but still no use.

If you or any of your friend could solve this problem, it will be really very helpful to me. Thanks a lot in advance.
Old 02-29-2008, 07:46 PM   #2
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There may be a wizard to help with this called "system_configure_network" or the like (type 'system_' and hit tab a few times to see options). You should be able to enter all relevant information there.

You shouldn't need to restart after inputting those settings, but the exact output of 'ifconfig eth0' could be useful to us if you're still not online.
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Isn't there anybody to solve my problem? Still it is not solved.

Last edited by VijayBombay; 03-06-2008 at 04:36 AM.
Old 03-06-2008, 04:37 AM   #4
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My problem still not solved!
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you will find a gui mode (just like u see tcp/ip properties in windows), enter all details
Old 03-08-2008, 07:28 AM   #6
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Thanks niceguy_81333!

But netconfig command is not recognized on my laptop! What is complete path of the command, or what else to do?
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Will you post more informations about your hardware,this looks like a driver issue.


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