To clarify, when you say:
'in windows this NIC works fine'
Do you have windows and linux installed on the same laptop? When the
laptop's connected directly to the cable modem and you're running
windows does it works fine?
If so, it's definitely a linux configuration problem. If not, then it's
a cable modem/nic problem.
What cable modem service do you have? Who is your provider? What make
and model of cable modem? Did you have to install any special software
under windows to get it to work with the cable service or does it just
plain work? How does windows obtain an IP address when you're directly
connected to the cable modem?
When I had RoadRunner a few years back, I had to install some sort of
'login' software in windows to get ip working properly. I would get an
IP via DCHP for my windows box, but I had to run the 'login' software to
tell the cable provider's boxes to route packets to me. I ended up
writing a linux version of login software to get it to work.
Alternatively, your cable modem service could require that you run some
sort of PPPoE software on your windows box. There's PPPoE software out
there for linux, I recently had to set this up to get linux work with a
Verizon DSL connection.
On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Nick Wilson wrote:
> Ok im going to make this clear..im a an A+ tech. I know hot to hook
> up a laptop to a cable modedm..i know what a crossover cable is..i
> know that everything im using is right..my server is hooked up to a
> hub and the cable modem(2 nics) and i used internet connection
> sharing..this allows for anr computer hooked up to a hub to use
> dhcp, get an ip from my server, and have the acces and speed through
> the cable modem...in windows this NIC works fine...when i hook it up
> to the cable modem straight into it inm windows it works fine...but
> when im in liunx it wont work unless i hook it into the hub, if i
> hook it into the cable modem it doesnt work in linux, but it works
> in windows...i know that was a bit much but i was trying to clear up
> any misconfusion. -Nick