I've installed Feisty -- now need to get Comcast HSI up & running........

Caleb Marcus caleb.marcus at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 00:23:41 BST 2007

Damn, I completely forgot that that could be the problem! If that's the
case, he's MUCH better off getting a router than changing the MAC address
associated with the ISP account, 'cause then he'd be locked out of one of
his computers.

On 10/21/07, Steve Pomeroy <steve at staticfree.info> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 21, 2007 at 05:32:25PM -0400, Caleb Marcus wrote:
> > It sounds like you could definitely use a router so you don't have to
> > switch your networking cables... and a KVM for the
> > keyboard/mouse/monitor. Quite useful stuff. Also, a router may solve
> > your problems... it'll handle the connection with the ISP, and I'm sure
> > that even if Comcast modems have some issue with Linux, your router
> > won't. My friend uses Comcast and a Linksys WRT54G wireless router, and
> > his Linux computers connect just fine. (the WRT54G is a great router, by
> > the way)
> It's usually an issue with the cable company binding the cable modem to
> a particular MAC address.
> You can check to see if this is the case by seeing what IP address your
> computer has. I don't have a fiesty install in front of me at the
> moment, but if you open up a terminal (Accessories -> Terminal)
> and type:
>         /sbin/ifconfig|grep "inet addr"
> you should get a few lines that start with "inet addr:". If you see
> any that then follow with 169.xxx then you are probably not connected.
> You should contact Comcast and tell them that you plugged a different
> computer
> into your cable modem. If plan on getting a router, you can avoid this
> by just telling them that you plugged a router in.
> -Steve
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