Re: Cox cable modem and debian
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- Subject: Re: Cox cable modem and debian
- From: Jaye Inabnit ke6sls <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 13:13:32 -0700
- Message-id: <01081613133201.00908@cx1243895-a>
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On Thursday 16 August 2001 12:54, you wrote:
> On 16 Aug 2001 12:42:29 -0700, Jaye Inabnit ke6sls wrote:
> > Greetz,
> > I have been running myself through the ringer trying to get debian to log
> > onto my new Cox Communications cable modem using @home. I was given a new
> > nic (Dlink dfe-550tx) that wasn't supported by linux. I found a site and
> > pulled down source and attempted to build it for use on my 2.2.17 kernel
> > (didn't happen) then finally pulled down kernel 2.4.7, where it is
> > supported. I can boot up 2.4.7 and it sees both my nics (realtek and
> > Dlink) and run pump but it fails every time.
> > At this point, I removed my lan from my realtek and started attempting to
> > get pump to use that card (cat5 connection). It still failed.
> > I purged then re-installed pump and tried again using 2.2.17 kernel.
> > Finally, I rounded up an old win95 laptop. I had a TRENDnet pcmcia
> > dual-nic and loaded up windoz drivers for this. What a pain! Anyway,
> > after dozens of reboots and locating my very old win95 cdrom, was able to
> > get the nic working in this computer. Finally I loaded up some of the
> > software Cox@home gives you. It tried and died and would not get online
> > with the cable modem. Huh. . .
> > A call to local cable buddy. We ponder the windoz network settings.
> > Should work. Using Winipcfg, I released all, then renewed all - fails. .
> > . Finally he asks, what's my Identity setting? I looked at my booklet and
> > told him what it said. He informs me that isn't right, it has to have at
> > least this many digits (forgot what number). I look at my reciept and
> > there is a CX number. Is this required? Yes(!) he reports.
> > I set the new identity tab, boot a few more times and it still fails.
> > Then he asks again what number I was given and then reports, that it is
> > not correct! . . . Okay, he gets on the telephone and comes back in a
> > minute and says I had the wrong number and we type in the new number,
> > boot. Bingo, I am now online with the cable modem with a DHCP'd ip
> > address.
> > So, now I KNOW the cable modem works. I can smirf as fast as the old lap
> > top can go.
> > Back to my nics. I rename my computers HOSTNAME to the number and re-run
> > pump.. It fails. Next I issue the pump command using the -h hostname and
> > -i interface, and it still fails.
> > This is where I am. Sorry about the long post, but wanted to include the
> > background of where I've been.
> > Also note, I have read the cablemodem-howto at linuxdoc.org and not just
> > the @home entries, but all of them... I'm stumped.
> > Any help would be very greatly appreciated.
> > thank you
> Have you tried echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_dynaddr and rerunning pump?
Mike, here's the report:
~ pts/2> echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_dynaddr
~ pts/2> pump -h cx1243895-a -i eth0
I am using my 2.2.17 kernel at this time. Any other ideas?
Jaye Inabnit\ARS ke6sls\/A GNU-Debian linux user \/ http://www.qsl.net/ke6sls
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