Re: Cable modem configuration -- DHCP? (was Re: internet)
Kent West wrote:
Karsten M. Self wrote:
on Sat, Nov 15, 2003 at 08:05:55AM -0500, Ed and Pat Reilly
I have setup debian on my pc along with windows 98 se. I've had redhat
and suse before and they recognized my cable connection and set it up.
How can I get debian to recognize my internet connection?
Very likely your cable modem/gateway uses DHCP to provide internal
network addresses. You'll need to install a dhcp client -- dhcp-client
should work, though there are several others packaged for Debian.
Then edit /etc/network/interfaces so it looks something like this:
Oh yeah, someone else pointed out the issue of a USB connection or an
ethernet connection. I was assuming ethernet, and I was also assuming
that your nic was automagically recognized. If it was not recognized,
you'll need to activate the correct module ("modprobe <module_name>" --
you can probably find the modules under
/lib/modules/<kernel_version>/kernel/kernel/net). If it's USB, it's
outta my league.