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Old 07-25-2008, 04:21 AM   #1
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How do I Connect to the net through a cable modem ?

I Have Mandriva 2008 i could not figure out how to connect to the net throught the cable modem i have added the my cabel modem as a network device and is detected sucsessfully. it gives a IP as well as a gateway address when i 'on' the modem but how to surf on the net.
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Are you asking: where do I find my web-browser?
Old 07-25-2008, 06:50 AM   #3
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Open a terminal, enter "su" to become root, and enter "ifconfig". You should see something like this:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:04:5A:82:F4:A7
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::204:5aff:fe82:f4a7/64 Scope:Link
<<deleted extra stuff>>
What we are looking for is the IP (inet addr) and the word "ON". If you get something like this, then try to ping the modem:
if that works, try:

If all this works, then you should be able to open a browser and start surfing. Otherwise, tell us what results you get at each step.
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i have a new problem....i can connect to the eth0 when my modem is in stand by mode but not in active mode.
when i connect it in the stand by mode and the turn it active the connection automatically gets disconnected.....


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