Manual Registration Comcast High Speed Internet in Fedora 4
davej at redhat.com
Tue Jan 3 23:26:40 UTC 2006
On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 04:22:57PM -0700, Craig White wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-01-03 at 15:16 -0800, Min Chen wrote:
> > Hi, I just ordered Comcast high speed internet service and got
> > self-installation kit from Comcast. Comcast tech support told me that
> > they don't support Linux. I googled internet and got only two posts
> > on the related topic but don't provide details.
> > Could anyone provide any help on this?
> should just work - plug the modem in, register it with the cable company
> - normally the network adaptor on your computer would get an ip address,
> subnet mask, gateway address and dns server addresses from the cable
Depends. The first modem I got from comcast wouldn't do squat until
I went through the 'registration cd install'. Trying to get a dhcp lease
from Linux did nothing. After installing it on a windows box, Linux
was able to get a lease.
Shortly afterwards that modem died horribly. The replacement I got
was a different model (a Motorola) and 'just worked' with no messing around.
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