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Old 08-11-2004, 04:28 AM   #1
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USB cable modem problems


Hi guys, as with most of the people here with problems, i'm a newbie, just installed mandrake linux yesterday on a new partition along with <whispers> "windows" <gasp>. Everything seems to be working fine. A few little niggles. The main thing is my USB Motorola Surfboard modem. It works fine under linux and (did) windows. But for some reason after i use the net with linux and boot into windows, the modem stops working and wont connect. I have to cut the power to it to reset it everytime i wanna use it again. I want to know why this is happening and how i can stop it? is it because i'm not shutting it down properly in linux? If someone could let me know so i can solve the problem directly rather than a stopgap siolution (like running the "reset to factory settings" program everytime i start windows")

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers.


Plus, anyone know of a good partitioner for linux like partition magic? I wanna increase the size of my linux partition without losing data on my windows partition <forgot to whisper that name , sorry>
 
Old 08-11-2004, 09:24 AM   #2
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You are pretty much stuck my friend.
There really is nothing that you can do to rectify this situation, but, I have a suggestion.
If you login to 192.168.1.1 - and hunt around (depending on SB model number) there is a link that will allow you to soft reset the modem.
Right click, and choose "Copy link target"
Create a new shortcut - with this link as the target - and copy into your Startup folder.
This should soft reset the modem at boot.
The other choice -is call your ISP - and get a better modem,............just don't mention Linux.....
 
Old 08-11-2004, 10:20 AM   #3
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lol. thats what i was dreading i had to do, oh well. so i take it that this problem is fairly common.

also, is there anyway i can share my internet connection (run under linux) with a system running win XP?
 
Old 08-11-2004, 10:24 AM   #4
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Yes, you can.
However, you need IP forwarding enabled.
Search lq.org for internet connection sharing - I believe there is a tut.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 01:05 PM   #5
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Hi,

Does your modem have a Network connection as well as USB? If so, try connecting the modem to your computer using the network connection instead. Might solve the problem and would be alot cheaper than buying a new modem

-Nick
 
Old 08-11-2004, 05:04 PM   #6
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K, i disconned the USB connection and plugged into my ethernet port..... hey presto it WORKS! hmmm, thought it would be more difficult, should have done it sooner!

i cant seem to find any good threads on internet sharing. can anyone help with link/info?

thanks
 
Old 08-11-2004, 06:08 PM   #7
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Hi,

Glad it was simple

As for internet sharing, You'd first need a second network card in that computer, which would then connect to a hub or another computer.

I'd help more, but I'm sure there are other people here who are more experienced with it than I am. I always just use a router for internet sharing so haven't played around too much with making a Linux computer a router

-Nick
 
Old 08-12-2004, 04:32 AM   #8
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I'm a cheapskate and dont wanna invest in a router. I got crossover cable connecting win machine to the linux machine. Only problem now is that I'm using my built in ethernet socket on my linux machine to connect directly to my cable modem. Need to find an old ethernet card from somewhere to connect to the win machine. Is it as easy as plugging the cable in and then just running the "internet sharing" setup in mandrake control room? Last time i tried that the system got screwed and i couldnt connect to the internet, had to reinstall mandrake to get it to work (i'm still a newbie so i do understand it enough to problem solve, so i decided to nuke the whole partition, i will learn with time :$ )

Anyone with a helpful link for this problem?
 
  


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