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Subject  :  eComStation and Cable Modem/Service?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  10 May, 2004 on 16:16
I will be getting a cable modem in less than a week. I am looking for information, tips, programs/software and any other information on setting up the cable modem connection. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance. According to the cable company, the cable modem connets via the network card and that my computer - while not running Win - has enough memory and cpu speed.
BigWarpGuy
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Subject  :  Re:eComStation and Cable Modem/Service?
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  11 May, 2004 on 13:41
Good news is that the system connects via normal network connection, ie directly to a NIC. If you plan or want to connect more than one system I would suggest that you bought some kind of combinated switch and firewall. If you add some few dollars more you'll even be able to get wireless lan as well. D-Link has an unit called DI-624+. Check out following pdf for more information.

Just a small update; but I noticed that D-Link also have released a new unit, DI-824VUP+. That also offers you to connect printers so it can be used via tcp/ip printing. There was some other interesting features mentioned at D-Link site; but looks interesting actually.


Subject  :  Re:eComStation and Cable Modem/Service?
Author  :  devnul
Date  :  11 May, 2004 on 19:55
Unfortunately your posting lacks of important informations. Is plain PPP (then no additional software is needed) used as protocol or PPOE or PPTP ? Do you get a dynamic IP address or a fixed one ? (attention in some cases where DHCP is set by default for windows you may discover that you always - or better until something at your providers side changes - get the same adress than you could use a static address (good for booting time). I have a cable modem since years and the technician who installed it (anturally not the OS/2 part cause OS/2 is unsupported) wondered that I had a connection within less than 5min. (insert NIC, boot. add driver, enable DHCP, reboot, ready). something he never has seen from Win users.

Subject  :  Re:eComStation and Cable Modem/Service?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  12 May, 2004 on 14:25
I am newbie when it comes to cable modems. I will find out more when the installer comes.

I do get a message on bootup about DHCP (I have to press ENTER when it can not get the settings for it). I have been told that DHCP support is what I need. I believe it was installed when I installed eCS.

Thanks for the help.


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Subject  :  Re:eComStation and Cable Modem/Service?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  15 May, 2004 on 19:06
I am such a happy camper. The cable modem installer came. He connected the cable to my current cable televsion setup/cable line. I plugged in my network card/cable that was already installed on my computer. I assume the dhcp detected the cable modem. The installer registered the cable modem by phone. I am able to surf the internet with the cable mode (it is how I am posting this now - I am so excited since it is so fast).
BigWarpGuy
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