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Old 11-15-2003, 02:07 AM   #1
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well this does get intresting

i call my cable company.they say we do not support linux.the big deal?.well i was able through virtual pc run my linux redhat and actually even talk on the net.
yet now after i decided to do a full install,on a seperate drive.i ant get on the net.
the card is a says to use 8139too.o..which by the way,i have the newest but dont have a clue how to compile.
when i went back to windows and found out the subnet etc from windows.
typed what was there,the card did activate but the page took way too long to load.i still dont know if it did.
can anyone help me get to the net or answer the there any software i can use?.
what if i didnt have the windows instal,how would i evenbe able to know this isp is a goof ,they say i cant..when as you can see i was pretty close,and did indeed manage to do it through virtual pc.
one thing i notice is a change in irq..from 9 - 10
please help
Old 11-15-2003, 08:43 AM   #2
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OK, lets take this a step at a time...... There are a few bits of info that are missing.

First, how is you computer connected to your ISP? Is it directly to the cable modem, or are you running through a router?

Second, we need to determine if you card is really active or not. Post the results of ifconfig I know you said the card was activated, but lets double-check to make sure.

Third, we need to figure out how you obtain an IP address from your ISP or router. My money is on DHCP and not a fixed IP address. If you don't know, boot up your windows partition and see how it connects.

Don't worry when your ISP says they don't support linux. What that usually means is that they pay some moron peanuts to sit and read through a script and that script only has windows-related info. Thinking is not part of their job, hence their inability to deal with linux. Linux will connect to the internet through them just fine.


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