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Nixon
Okay, the installation isn't really the hard part, but getting Linux to detect it as a cable modem is.

I'm running SuSE Linux 8.2 with KDE. On the same computer, before Linux, I'd been using a Motorolla SB4100 Cable Modem. After installing Linux, it detected the modem, but thought it was a cable modem. I've tried to install a non-existant network card with a USB connection, but that hasn't worked.

Is it possible to get it to detect it as a cable modem instead of a dial-up?
frodo44
Nixon, you're one of many people who have posted with the troubles and woes of Linux and USB connected broadband modems. I'm sure there is a solution to your problem, but practically always its easier and smarter to connect your modem via an Ethernet card. If you're impatient like me, you would go out and buy a $15 ethernet card and pop it in your computer. I won't go into the full extent of installation, but it should be fairly easy.

Regards,
Eric
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