Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Ello all, Im new to this forum Here is my predicament. I have Mandrake 10.1 installed on my pc and am using SIS On-Board Ethernet. And a Surfboard 4100 External ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    2

    I Can't set up cable modem despite my perseverance


    Ello all, Im new to this forum

    Here is my predicament. I have Mandrake 10.1 installed on my pc and am using SIS On-Board Ethernet. And a Surfboard 4100 External Cable Modem. I am a newb at linux . I want to eventually completely switch over everythign I do from windows to linux. (Well all that i can anyway)

    I It seems mandrake sees my ethernet card but not ym modem maybe? I have tried usb and ethernet to no avail. I tried to get the CDCE module loaded (to use usb) but it just doesnt exist. Its not on the Install CD's. It wont load. I cant find it and it doesnt show in dmesg. I tried the drakconf to just setup through ethernet but I get no response from dhcpc. When I run dhclient it tries to connect but its not working. Im sorry im so vague.l Im a total newb. I have read at least 10 How-to's/tutorials on networking and cablemodems and ethernets etc. Not to mention the million man and linux tutorials. I have reinstalled 4 times. And spent a total of 16 man hrs on this. Im about to give up. Please any help is appreciated. Please tell me what info u need to assist if u can.

    P.S. I have read the surfboard 4100 how to. prob have it memorized.

    And why does ismod not do anything? Alot of tut's tell em to use it.

  2. #2
    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Posts
    5,035
    You said that you tried running dhclient, but it doesn't work? What errors (if any) does it return?

  3. #3
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    2
    here what it says. And thx for the interest in helping.

    If this helps any.
    [root@localhost feleac]# ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:E0:18:5E:1A:69
    inet6 addr: fe80::2e0:18ff:fe5e:1a69/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:91 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    Interrupt:10 Base address:0xb000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:10552 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:10552 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:1055212 (1.0 Mb) TX bytes:1055212 (1.0 Mb)

    And

    [root@localhost feleac]# dhclient
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.1
    Copyright 2004 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP

    sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
    eth1: unknown hardware address type 24
    /sbin/dhclient-script: configuration for sit0 not found.
    /sbin/dhclient-script: configuration for eth1 not found.
    sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
    eth1: unknown hardware address type 24
    Listening on LPF/sit0/
    Sending on LPF/sit0/
    Listening on LPF/eth1/
    Sending on LPF/eth1/
    Listening on LPF/eth0/00:e0:18:5e:1a:69
    Sending on LPF/eth0/00:e0:18:5e:1a:69
    Listening on LPF/lo/
    Sending on LPF/lo/
    Sending on Socket/fallback
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
    send_packet: Network is down
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
    receive_packet failed on sit0: Network is down
    receive_packet failed on eth1: Network is down
    DHCPDISCOVER on lo to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
    DHCPDISCOVER on sit0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
    send_packet: Network is down
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
    send_packet: Network is down
    DHCPDISCOVER on lo to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
    DHCPDISCOVER on sit0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 14
    send_packet: Network is down
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
    send_packet: Network is down
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
    DHCPDISCOVER on lo to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 17
    send_packet: Network is down
    DHCPDISCOVER on sit0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
    send_packet: Network is down
    DHCPDISCOVER on lo to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 19
    DHCPDISCOVER on sit0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
    send_packet: Network is down
    DHCPDISCOVER on lo to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 13
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 13
    send_packet: Network is down
    DHCPDISCOVER on sit0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 21
    send_packet: Network is down
    DHCPDISCOVER on lo to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
    send_packet: Network is down
    DHCPDISCOVER on lo to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
    No DHCPOFFERS received.
    No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
    [root@localhost feleac]#

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close
  5. #4
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    YYC
    Posts
    9
    althor,

    I have used SIS onboard NICs before. They work great. Use the Mandrake Control Center to set up your network. Mandrake has detected your card OK; it has been assigned eth0. When asked for 'Type of Connection', select LAN. Do not select Cable Modem. (Note: You may have to delete those other eth1 and sit0 network connections.)

    HTH,
    Skid

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •