Cable Modem

David Poehlman poehlman1 at
Mon Nov 19 16:10:02 EST 2001

go to:
using that terrible gui and log into member services.  go to support and
you will be able to get all the static info you need such as your ip
address, subnet mask and everything.  They say they change it but I've
been with them for over a year and it has remained the same.  I disabled
dhcp for other reasons.  I'm sure though that there is a way to deal
with dhcp in linux.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Amanda Lee" <amanda at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 3:55 PM
Subject: Cable Modem

I know this subject has been addressed but everyone has just sort of
danced around it.

I've signed up for Comcast @home  cringe! but it's the only way I can
broadband into my house for now.

It uses dhcp and some other settings which for wind blows you'd
through the control panel and the internet connection wizard.

Does anyone have a script or whatever it would take to fill-in these
values for  a tcp/ip  dhcp connection and lan etc?
You do not need to use any proprietary software with @home as
the cable modem itself has it's own firmware to see your computer so it
seems logical to me it wouldn't care what the computer O/S is provided
computer can talk to this sort of connection.

I'm not in a rush as haven't even gotten around to setting up my Linux
box.  But any pointers would be helpful as I see there are other Cable
Modem users on here.

Thanks! in advance!  -  Amanda

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