Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Nov. 30 2003,18:11
I use cable (Charter cable) modem with DSL. Works fine for me.
Motorola Surfboard modem, Linksys network card, Ethernet cable (I don't use the usb connection to me cable modem).
You need to know two things:
(1) Did DSL detect your Network card properly. If the card is an old ISA network card, chances are you will need to manually start the drivers for that card
# sudo su
# modprobe xxxxx (where xxxxx is your network card's driver module name)
Then run netcardconfig from the menu.
(2) Does your cable company have any special requirements (beyond normal DHCP) in order to connect to the internet. You can try searching the internet with Google to find out if other people have already learned how to make their non-Windows computer work with this cable company. For example: 'Cox cable modem linux' or 'Cox cable modem router' would be some good search words if your cable company was Cox.