Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 09-26-2004, 06:17 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2004
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Motorola SB4200 SURFboard Cable Modem Detection Issues - Mandrake 10

I sucessfully managed to configure my modem using the control center in KDE. It was a simple task of choosing the 'Cable Modem' option, and then selecting my Motorola SB4200 SURFboard Cable modem from the list. Everything seemed to work fine.

However. Once my system had been rebooted, I noticed that my Internet connection was no longer working. I tried reconfiguring the connection via the Control Center, but alas - it was no longer working.

I removed the connection, and went to reinstall it again. The only problem this time is that my modem is no longer being recognised and shown in the list. I only get the option 'Manual'. So, I try the manual option and select the correct module - (CDCEther) - but nothing happens. A window pops up and closes before I can possibly read it, and I am sent back to the select a module/driver page of the Control Center.

The strange thing is - when I go to the Hardware section, the modem is shown under the Ethernet category. Yet when I try to configure it - it isn't recognized.

Any ideas?

Note: This is a USB modem.
Old 09-26-2004, 06:47 AM   #2
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Ronneby, Sweden
Posts: 555

Rep: Reputation: 30
Hi matt_16!

I happen to have the exact same cable modem on my desk. My modem has an USB and an ethernet port. If your modem is the same and your computer has an onboard Network connector I strongly suggest getting an ethernet cable and connect through that.

Even so, your problem really sounds weird. But since I don't use Mandrake, I can't comment on it.

Good luck!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
motorola sb4200 surfboard USB cable modem axel Linux - Networking 7 03-08-2007 10:28 PM
MOTOROLA SB5100 SURFboard Cable Modem Support? Mee Linux - Networking 12 08-03-2005 05:58 PM
Using Motorola Surfboard 5100 USB/Ethernet Cable Modem in Fedora Core 3 Lambda_Core Linux - Networking 2 04-26-2005 03:15 PM
Using Motorola Surfboard 5100 USB/Ethernet Cable Modem in Fedora Core 3 Lambda_Core Linux - Hardware 1 04-26-2005 01:23 PM
USB Cable Modem- Motorola SURFboard SB5100 Medjai Slackware 5 10-13-2004 12:15 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:24 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration