3C900 & cable modem

Al Goldstein al@cool.bioeng.washington.edu
Thu Jan 21 23:04:36 1999

On Thu, 21 Jan 1999, Robert Montgomery wrote:

> Hello,
I'm running redhat5.0 with adsl using dhcp. Redhats dhcp works ok
for me on the 2.0.36 kernel which is probably what you have if you
haven't migrated to the 2.1 kernels or 2.2pre. Although possibly 5.2 has 
the problem fixed. In anycase an easy install is to configure with 
control-panel, clicking on network. I guess you know that you must update the
3c59x.o by compiling the new 3c59x.c driver. Good luck!
> I recently installed RedHat Linux 5.2 and a few days later I got hooked
> up to the net using a cable modem through the @Home network.  I'm
> trying to get this all working in Linux and havent been able to figure
> it out.
> I've got the 3C900 ethernet card, which is supported under RedHat 5.2
> and the 3c59x.o module which is an option when adding an ethernet
> adapter.  Problem is that whenever I "activate it" and save the changes
> it apparantly doesnt activate it, because if I exit the Network
> configurator
> and reopen it, the adapter is de-activated again....
> Anyways, I was just wondering if anyone else out there has been able
> to get this ethernet card working with a cable modem...   I read
> somewhere
> that it wasnt possible because it relied on a Microsoft client for DHCP,
> but
> I have a static IP and thought I would be able to configure it manually.
> I have yet to succeed, but I think a large part of that is that I cant
> seem
> to even get past the ethernet card itself!
> Well, since I havent seen any traffic on this list, I'd see if anyone is
> out there.
> Thanks.
> Rob
> Robert.L.Montgomery@home.com