[SunHELP] help: unix and comcast broadband

George Munk MUNKG at iomega.com
Mon Jun 28 12:42:00 CDT 2004

I use comcast and did the "self install" for what was at the time AT&T
cable. The installation requirements may have changed since that time.

I had to install some software on a PC that was directly attached to the
external cable modem. The software was used to do the initial activation
of the connection. I think there was also a Mac version of the software.
I have kept the PC around in case I ever have to re-activate the
connection or have connection problems that are easier for comcast to
troubleshoot with a direct attached PC. I haven't needed it yet.

Since the cable Internet was installed, I have been running various
hardware platforms and operating systems behind a router (commonly
referred to as a "DSL and cable router" at consumer electronics stores)
doing address translation to the public IP address which is dynamically
assigned using DHCP. Works great. So the setup looks like:

coax cable -- external cable modem  -- ethernet cable -- NAT'ing router
-- home network


-----Original Message-----
From: sunhelp-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:sunhelp-bounces at sunhelp.org]
On Behalf Of Arthur Wouk
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 11:11 AM
To: awouk at nilenet.com; sunhelp at sunhelp.org
Subject: [SunHELP] help: unix and comcast broadband

 i have a sparc 2/10 local network (two of each) and i am planning to
get a broadband connection. dsl is out (qwest's service area come to
about a quarter mile of my house and stops). so i am left with my cable
provider comcast. i am told that their tech support people only
understand windows.  is there any place where i can find info on a
connection from unix?

my daughter has a power mac g4 which will also be connected wirelessly
to the ethernet hub which i use. any clues as to how to make everything
work with comcast would be appreciated.

i have been using a dial-up connection via kermit to this point. with
the broadband i need to switch to a local browser, i assume. for a
sparc10 with either hypersparc 150 mhz or twin 75mhz supersparcs (i have
one of each) is there any preferred browser: opera or mozilla?
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