The Cable Modem HOWTO

Howard Shane

Revision History
Revision 0.92004-07-30Revised by: jhs
Completed draft.

This document was written to assist the Linux user in configuring a cable modem for internet access using a cable network.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Copyright Information
1.2. Disclaimer
1.3. New Versions
1.4. Credits
1.5. Feedback
1.6. Conventions Used in this Document
2. Prerequisites
2.1. Networking and Ethernet Support
2.2. Ethernet Support
2.3. USB Interface Support
2.4. The Modem Device
2.5. The DHCP Client
3. Configuration
3.1. Ready to Start With an Ethernet-Modem connection
3.2. Grabbing A Specific Interface
3.3. Using the USB interface instead of an Ethernet card
4. Notes on Specific Hardware
4.1. Ambit Modems
4.2. Broadcom Cable Modems
4.3. Ericson PipeRider Modems
4.4. Motorola SurfBoard Modems
4.5. RCA (Tompson) Modems
4.6. Terayon Modems
4.7. Toshiba PCX-XXXX Cable Modems
4.8. Webstar Modems
5. Troubleshooting
A. Gnu Free Documentation License