[ubuntu-uk] Configuring Virgin cable modem

Steve Laming laming2000 at googlemail.com
Sat Nov 15 02:13:50 GMT 2008

Hi Dianne

If the router is working, then it must be your connection somewhere along
the line.

I have a NTLWorld cable modem that must be 6 years old at least, it has USB
and Ethernet.  I have a Linksys router connected via ethernet that is
providing DCHP and that connects to whichever computer asks it to Ubuntu or
Windows.  I am currently using wireless but the wired connection just works.

I regressed from 8.10 because of a few issues, but if you live boot 8.04 and
go to System, Administration,Network Tools.  Does your card appear in the
Network devices drop down list eth0 maybe.
I am not an expert at this, but check on the forums to make sure your
netowrk card is configured correctly, or someone here can probably help with
this better than I.


2008/11/14 dianne reuby <pramclub at yahoo.co.uk>

> > From a purely non OS perspective of this, are you using the same network
> cable as your husband? just to be sure.
> > You say it has ethernet connections, is it a router as well or do you
> have to switch the cable? If you have to switch the cable, are you rebooting
> > the modem when switching over?
> On the old modem we just used one USB cable, and swapped it between PCs.
> On the new one, we've added a router, which seems to be compatible with
> cable as it's working OK on the XP machine. We each have an ethernet cable
> to the router, and then there's a cable between modem and router. I'm sure
> all the cables are OK, as I've swapped them around and the XP machine always
> works.
> What I really don't follow is the activation - the new modem was activated
> through the XP machine, as Virgin techs don't have a crib sheet for Linux or
> Firefox. Is that why my Ubuntu machine won't work? Because the modem thinks
> the XP machine is the only valid machine that can use it?
> Dianne
> I'd forgotten how slooowwww some OS's can be!
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