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Old 04-15-2004, 10:21 AM   #1
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My cable company doesn't support linux

After getting fedora up and runnin' recognized my ethernet card.....but wouldn't connect thru the cable modem to the ' I called my cable company, and they said they don't support linux( mediacom- south alabama)..........any ideas?( they do not support using 1 computer as a server so I can't connect mine to my wife's.....)
Old 04-15-2004, 11:19 AM   #2
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You would have to figure out what "does not support linux" mean.
Didnšt they simply want to help you or did they give the impression that you couldn't use linux?

Networking up to the level of TCP/IP is independant of OS so they would have trouble actually blocking you. The only way I know of is to set up an ISA server so that it requires the ISA client, but that is hardly the case.
Old 04-15-2004, 11:24 AM   #3
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Just get a cable modem that connects through ethernet - your linux box will just see it as the gateway, and won't require any setup, and if you get one that also acts as a switch / hub (a cable modem router), then you can have both yours and your wife's PCs on at the same time, and there's no way your cable operator will ever know the difference.


Old 04-15-2004, 11:26 AM   #4
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Its all TCP/IP . It dont matter what OS your using. Make sure you have your DHCP client running. Does your ISP require any type of authentication? Like a username and password?
If so, you can use the pppeo dsl setup to connect.
What they mean by not supporting linux, is they dont have software to change your settings for DHCP and/or authentication, or they just cant tell you how to do it.
Keep plugging away, you will get it.


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