[wplug] Cable modem

Evan DiBiase edibiase at mac.com
Sun Nov 11 12:18:54 EST 2001


I'm using AT&T @Home successfully with the RCA modem, albeit through a 
Linksys router. To get things working:

Edit /etc/sysconfig/network so it looks like:
Your hostname, unless you have a reason for it to be something specific, 
should be some cool name that you want to give your computer (I use 
"eclipse" and "chaos"). If you have a network of computers, it might be 
worthwhile to give the network a name and thus your hostname would be 
coolcomputername.hutty or something similar, for example.

Additionally, GATEWAY should be set to whatever AT&T gave you.

Next, you want to edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 (I'm 
assuming that eth0 is the card hooked up to the cable modem; if it's 
not, just replace the eth0 with whatever device is):

I'm assuming that AT&T was nice enough to give you a static IP. If they 
didn't, change the BOOTPROTO to "dhcp" and remove the IPADDR and NETMASK 
lines. If you did get a static IP, just change the IPADDR and NETMASK 
lines to whatever AT&T gave you.

Finally, edit /etc/resolv.conf to add in the DNS servers supplied by 
search ross1.pa.home.com
Fill in the appropriate values, run /etc/init.d/network restart, and you 
should be on your way!


On Sunday, November 11, 2001, at 11:59 AM, Duncan Hutty wrote:

> Has anybody had experience setting up cable modem internet service from 
> AT&T
> Broadband using their RCA modem provided & NIC?
> I am fairly new to linux and would much appreciate any help that could 
> be
> provided.
> RH 7.1.
> I am able to ping the ip address that is their gateway, so I am assuming
> that there is some authentication process that needs to be configured. 
> I am
> not even sure about hostname.
> I have read the appropriate HOWTO from LDP, but no help.
> Thanks in advance,
> Duncan Hutty
> dunxster at home.com
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