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Old 01-29-2004, 11:18 AM   #16
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I have actually called comcast and got the tech to give me some assistance on the sneak.................
He says " The way the cable modem works is as follows. The dynamic IP addresses
are assigned through DHCP based on the MAC address of the external cable
modem. A coaxial cable connects the cable connection from the wall to
the external cable modem. A CAT 5 cable connects the cable modem to an
internal 10Base-T ethernet card in the Linux firewall box. The card must
be set for DHCP, and that is it! No need to enter a password to connect
since authenication is based on the MAC address of the cable modem
provided by Comcast. One important querk is that it takes about an hour for
them to enter the cable modem in their system. You would have to unplug
the power supply from the cable modem and plug it back it for it to
"reset" and grab an IP address. Other than that, no problems."

Can anyone confirm or deny this????
I'm going to give it a shot
Old 01-29-2004, 11:47 AM   #17
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Originally posted by keeknspin
thanx for all the help also NETIZEN wondered if i could get your email or aim screen name
Sure email me at Sorry for the delay.

Old 02-01-2004, 08:18 AM   #18
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Thank you for the assistance.I Have gotten the net to work and it was done by changing setting to DHCP. Very cool.

Now the next thing is I was wondering about :

Virus Protection
Shouls I be using Netscap?
If I doownload how do I install it?
Example; I downloaded netscape and put it in a folder. Now being the newbie that i am I don't know how to extract and install.

I will be changing my name to Dingleberry.

Thank you



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