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  1. Linux Manual
  2. Installation & Internet
  3. About the Author
  4. Content
  5. Installation
  6. Choosing a Linux Distribution
  7. Partition types
  8. Fdisk
  9. Understanding Mount Point /mnt
  10. Linux File Structure
  11. Creating a boot disk
  12. Welcome to Linux Installation
  13. Installation mode
  14. Partitioning
  15. Creating partitions with Druid
  16. Creating partitions manually
  17. Formatting Partitions
  18. Individual packages selection
  19. The root account
  20. Network configuration
  21. The time zone
  22. Configuring Services
  23. Configuring X
  24. Installing Mandrake 9.1 & 9.2
  25. Installation Class
  26. The Drake X Partitioning
  27. Package Selection
  28. Configuring X
  29. The Internet
  30. Creating a new user
  31. Getting online
  32. Configuring the connection (Dial UP)
  33. High Speed Internet
  34. DSL Modems and Cable modems
  35. Connecting DSL as DHCP
  36. Setting up a Plain Cable Modem (DOCSIS)
  37. Connecting an ISDN
  38. Using Routers
  39. Login Protocols
  40. PPPoE
  41. WAN IP Address
  42. Commercial Configuration
  43. Troubleshooting

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
Fig 2.25
Fig. 2.25

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)

  • click next

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.