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Old 09-25-2002, 11:00 AM   #1
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Problem connecting Suse 8.0 to internet via cable modem

I am quite new to Linux. I have done what appears to be a clean install of Suse 8.0 on a new machine with an 1.8 Athlon and 256mb of DDR memory. The NIC, which is integrated into the motherboard, is a Silicon Integrated Systems (SIS) 900 10/100 Ethernet configured as eth0 and using DHCP to get an IP. It is connected to a Linksys BEFSR41 Etherfast Cable/DSL Router which is then hooked to Roadrunner with a assigned static IP in the cable modem. The router is acting as a DHCP server and shows the Linux host in it's DHCP Active IP Table (DHCP Clients Table) but the Linux box does not seem to be able to pick up an IP from the router. There are three other Windows machines connected to the same router and they are all pulling IP's and connecting to the internet without any problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I have exhausted my abilities, all of my friend's and co-worker's insights, and in the patience of the cat. Next step is tossing the lot into the pool. Thanks much in advance.
Old 09-25-2002, 12:39 PM   #2
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I am not sure how much help this link will be to you considering it is two years old but it is worth a try. Click Here

I will keep looking around and see if I can find a solution. how old is the modem though? Just out of curiousity.
Old 09-25-2002, 01:22 PM   #3
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Thanks very much for the link. I have been out there before did not seem to find a solution to my problems, but I will give it a going over again. The modem it's self is at least two years old. But I updated the firmware less than a week ago.

Thanks again


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