Setting up a Plain Cable Modem (DOCSIS)
Data-over-cable Service Interface Specification
Setting up a cable modem is as easy as setting up a DSL modem. Again, plain modem no router. Many cable modems are installed using DHCP protocol. In other words, all the information that is required is gathered dynamically from the ISP's server. You will be surprised how many providers use DHCP (no password required at all) and the installation is quite simple.
To start your installation, get to the control center, start the wizard in expert mode and when you get to the connection type, refer to figure 2.18. Select cable modem.
- From figure 2.18, make sure cable connection is selected and click next.
- Your connection should be dhcp-client
The net card is probed the same as for the DSL connection. It will ask you if you have another one, select yes or no and click next.
No manual information is required, see fig. 2.22, and maximize the window to view the buttons. Make sure Automatic IP check box is selected [x] (boot/dhcp/zeroconf)
On the next screen the Host Name is automatically detected. The zeroconf host name field is not required, see figure 2.23.
- Click next
- No proxy server is required (see figure 2.24) (proxies will be discussed later)
- Click next
- The network needs to be restarted, select yes and click next.
You receive the congratulations screen, the network has been restarted
- Click finish
- Click Ok to apply the configuration
- Exit the control center
- Restart the computer
After restarting the computer, open the web browser and you should be able to browse the internet, congratulations.