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Old 11-26-2003, 01:03 AM   #16
jchance
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Cable modems DO NOT use PPOE


I have been on cable for years and have set up many cable connections for others. A cable modem does not use PPOE, that is exclusive to DSL. The DOSIC standard which is what governs the design and implementation of cable modems and networks does not have any allowances for PPOE. Cable modems follow the ethernet standard of networking, not point to point or point to point over ethernet.

If you want to set up your NIC cardto use DHCP and have xwindows installed open up the mandrake control center then choose network and internet. From there you can configure that interface to use dhcp. you can also do this with linuxconfig. I hope this helps.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 01:08 AM   #17
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I have DSL and do not use pppoe. It depends on your ISP. I have router providing DHCP and it works fine.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 01:20 AM   #18
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I just realized something

Does your router use the MAC address as a means of security. What I am getting at, is the MAC or hardware address of the device checked by your router or does it allow addresses to any computer that requests aone from it. If it uses the hardware address then check to see if you linux box had any dyslexia when it came to acquiring the hardware address from the NIC card. I have a card that used to be connected to my cable modem that in winblows the hardware address would be interpreted one way and in linux another, let me show you what I mean.

Example winblows hardware address:
00:10:DC:91:80:BC

Example linux hardware address:
00:80:DC:91:10:BC

I hope this is a possible diagnosis that can help you out.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 01:22 AM   #19
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you know I just got fed up with the whole thing and put slackware on my machine. It's harder to install, and not as easy to setup but I'm on the net and that's what matters.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 10:45 PM   #20
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Some cables connection DO require PPPoE, mostly those used in apartment complexes and such. Even though the one I had to setup was run from a few cable lines, they used PPPoE for account management and access (forced you to pay for it to get an account).
 
Old 04-22-2004, 04:13 AM   #21
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I set up my cable settings this way:

At the end of installation or MCC, Network & Internet

Make New Connection

Cable Connection

Selected etho Realtek/RTL-8139

Manual Configuration

Entered the IP Address 192.168.1.100

Entered Netmask 255.255.255.0

Checked Hotplugging & Start at boot

Entered DNS Server 204.127.199.8

Entered Gateway 192.168.1.1

Enter a Host Name ( not necessary for the connection to work )
This process has worked on 9.2 through 10 CE with no problem and have installed on several

Sony PCV - RX 670 Desktop
etho Realtek/RTL-8139
Linksys Wireless-G Router WRT54G
Maxtor 51536H2, 15 G HDD Primary Mandrake 10 CE
Maxtor ‎4D080H4, 80 G HDD XP Pro
Asus CD-S400/A
Pioneer 104 DVD/RW
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440
Pentium 4, 1.8 G
USB wireless Mouse 3 button
IOMEGA ZIP 100 SCSI
 
Old 04-22-2004, 08:24 AM   #22
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whyd you set:
Entered DNS Server 204.127.199.8
anything specific to your configuration?
 
Old 04-22-2004, 06:04 PM   #23
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KooPA I got my settings off of my XP Network Connections Details when I first started to use Mandrake... I do not have a specific setup with my etho, it works for my setup... I have used these same settings on a few other machines and different versions of Linux with success every time...
 
Old 04-25-2004, 09:17 PM   #24
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Check everything else first!

Just finished reinstalling MDK9.2 after a nasty system failure. All was well. Then came the various patches, updates and whatnot.

Next boot -- no internet connection. And that's how I finally ended up on this thread, hoping to find some help (via another installation, obviously.)

Thanks to a few tips I changed the ifcfg-whatever files, still no hope.

What happened when all was well before the many downloads of updates and that first reboot?

Two hours of frustration, then the moment of revelation -- the firewall! (Shorewall) -- hm?

Whatever happened to it, none of the options were checked. So, I thought I'd select a few and to my great and very happy surprise -- all is well, again.

So, for whatever this is worth and for those who can't connect via their favorite system but have other means of doing so, check everything! Your problem, like mine, may not be with your network card or network configuration at all!

The various responses to this thread helped me learn about another nasty little nuance and I thank those who bothered to post their comments here.
 
Old 04-29-2004, 07:26 AM   #25
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Re: Check everything else first!

Dear Alfanut,

Thank you for being "The Man." You were totally right. Disabling shorewall solved my problem, and I suspect it would solve the problem of the initiator of this thread and the many others that all have this problem, particularly in mandrake. It turns out that sometimes linux just really decides to start shorewall without telling you. It's something everyone should be wary of.


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Originally posted by Alfanut
Just finished reinstalling MDK9.2 after a nasty system failure. All was well. Then came the various patches, updates and whatnot.

Next boot -- no internet connection. And that's how I finally ended up on this thread, hoping to find some help (via another installation, obviously.)

Thanks to a few tips I changed the ifcfg-whatever files, still no hope.

What happened when all was well before the many downloads of updates and that first reboot?

Two hours of frustration, then the moment of revelation -- the firewall! (Shorewall) -- hm?

Whatever happened to it, none of the options were checked. So, I thought I'd select a few and to my great and very happy surprise -- all is well, again.

So, for whatever this is worth and for those who can't connect via their favorite system but have other means of doing so, check everything! Your problem, like mine, may not be with your network card or network configuration at all!

The various responses to this thread helped me learn about another nasty little nuance and I thank those who bothered to post their comments here.
 
  


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