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Re: [OCLUG-Tech] Internet connection through cable modem

  • Subject: Re: [OCLUG-Tech] Internet connection through cable modem
  • From: Phil Orpen <philip [ at ] orpen [ dot ] com>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 10:45:23 -0500
Try turning the modem off for a couple of minutes.  Some models lock to
the first MAC address that asks for an IP via DHCP, ingoring following
requests from other network devices.   If this works, you may want to
get a router.

Good luck!

On  6-Nov-2005 09:55 Sunil Kulkarni wrote:
| Hi there!
| I recently installed Suse Linux 9.3 on my laptop (it's a Dell make with a
| pentium 4 & has a ethernet card). It connects to internet at my institute by
| plugging into their network. However, at home using Rogers cable
| (Motorola-SB5100 SURFboard cable modem) internet (which is working fine on
| my windows pc) if I try to hook the laptop to the internet it fails. I tried
| to set up Automatic Address Setup (via DHCP) using YaST but it didn't work.
| Upon calling Rogers their support team expressed their inability to provide
| help for Linux OS. Is there anything specific I need to specify in the
| settings/configuration? If any of you have experienced similar problem and
| found some way out then please let me know.
|  Regards,
|  Sunil
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