Setting up Motorola SB4200 Modem(Broadband)(External)(USB)
Posted 19 March 2004 - 11:05 AM
The problem is that i cannot get on line with said modem and finding any info on drivers etc or even people who have succesfully configured this modem can any one help
It did download all updates/patches when i was installing once but then when i rebooted it failed to access again so i know it will work its just how because i had not even configured the modem it just happened ???
It would be much appreciated
Posted 19 March 2004 - 03:51 PM
Other than this, I'm afraid I don't know much at this point since I'm totally unfamiliar with SuSe's network setup utility.
Posted 21 March 2004 - 02:29 AM
I wonder if the connection ever did work. Did the install really seem to be downloading something, or did the screen just move to the next option?
Did you get an option to set up the network, or did it do so without asking any qualifying questions, such as "automatically assign...DHCP", or, start DHCP on boot?"
USB modems are a problem with most distros and give a lot of people headaches. Most of us buy a router and NIC card, connect the NIC to the router and the router to the cable modem.
Did you happen to look and see if this modem was listed as compatible with SuSe 9?
Posted 21 August 2004 - 10:40 AM
Now, I've successfully used pump, dhclient or a late version of udhcpc to register my PC with the modem. e.g. 'dhclient eth0'.
When the modem is not connected to the internet (because you've pressed the blue button on the top and the Standby light it orange) the modem should, if its dhcp was left enabled, give your PC an IP address between 192.168.100.11 and 192.168.100.42. If the modem is connected to the Internet i.e. not in standby, the modem should negotiate with the ISP's DHCP server to obtain a public IP address to give your PC.
Either way, you should be able to do 'ping 192.168.100.1' and also view the web interface on http://192.168.100.1/.
If this isn't working, it can be because some ISPs configure the modem to only talk to one PC (actually MAC address) at a time. How to reset this may depend on your ISP.:
1. In one setup I've encountered, it was sufficient to restart or power-cycle the modem. The modem will pick up the first new MAC address it identifies and lock to that and will then talk to that interface.
2. In another setup the same applies except that you can only access the ISP's special web interface (for formally assigning the MAC address you wish to use) until you have indeed formally assigned the MAC address you wish to use. If this interface exists and you don't know about it, you need to speak to your ISP. If you have found that you can connect different ethernet cards to your modem without problem then this scenario doesn't apply.
If I have more info I'll post it at http://praguespringpeople.org/Struan/Software/Configuration/Motorola-SB4200E/