re: cable modem (was question)
I installed the dhcpcd package, pluged rj45 into the modem and the
card, and it worked (note: dhcpCd not dhcpd). It helped that I had
compiled a kernel with the ehternet drivers.
Be sure to check with you cable co that they use 'dhcp' and not some
the tech's comment: "Wow that was easier then a mac with built in
> I was wondering if Debian supported ethernet connections (cable modem)
> to the internet or if special software or configuration is needed. Thank
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