Cable Modem through USB - Why so hard?
This is getting crazy, all I want is to connect to the internet through my Linux Fedora :cry: and I'm stumped.... if anyone can point me in the right direction (me=a total Linux newbie) to configure my cable modem i'd be the happiest newb on the planet.
I have been at this for 3 days now... lol
Here is my set-up
Motorola Surfboard SB5100 Cable Modem
Connected through USB as I dont have NIC card
Fedora core 1
I have Fedora newly installed on a Dual Boot with windows XP - (in which the modem works fine with the ISP modem install disk.)
Motorola dont seem to make a driver/install package for linux. So I am stuck trying to set this up manually which I dont mind its half the fun of linux for me, but I just can't find the information to do this in a way my little ole' brain can't understand at my zero linux knowledge level.
From what I've read some information which might be useful from the dmesg command (the only one I know how to get to work :)
also maybe useful in identifying problem is:
CDCEther.c: Found CDC version 110
CDCEther.c: imperfect filtering support - need sw hashing
CDCEther.c: Cant use SetEthernetMulticastfilters request
CDCEther.c: Detected BULK OUT packets of size 64
So it seems to identify my MAC address and some sort of make for my modem which doens't seem right since its a motorola.
CDCEther.c: eth0 Broadcom Corporation USB Cable Modem (My MAC)
CDCEther.c: eth0 (My MAC here again)
Any suggestions as to how to sonfigure this thing would be much appreciated. :roll:
Scientific Atlanta USB Cable Modem Telewest CDCEther
Persevere for it CAN be done - for I have (probably by accident)
MDK 9.0 allows you to select the CDCEther driver and it connects to the internet no problem. I am also with Telewest - registered the MAC address of a PCMCIA NIC previously. Its important to have one but I don't think it checks it. MDK9.0 complains during shutdown that the MAC address doesn't match eth0. It still worked.
However, recent upgrade to MDK10.0 failed (as well as pinching my SVG desktop)! RH9 and Fedora Core were okay (using dhcpcd).
I am currently in Gentoo stage 1 hell - the LiveCD detects and can net-setup eth0 okay but my new kernel 2.6 doesn't .
If you don't see CDCEther then modprobe CDCEther. If it can't find the module... er