Cable Internet Setup

JoeB barbish at
Mon May 5 08:06:03 PDT 2003

Add     ifconfig_xxx="DHCP"  to your /etc/rc.conf     xxx = the FBSD
device name of the nic card connected to your cable modem.  Also be
sure that your cable modem as cabled to the FBSD nic card with an
crossover cable and not a standard cable.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Bluesman
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2003 12:57 AM
To: freebsd-questions at FreeBSD.ORG
Subject: Cable Internet Setup

Hi any help greatly appreciated-

I have never setup an internet connection with a cable modem and
router with freeBSD. I was wondering if maybe there was a skinny on
it that would help. The computer is seeing the network card as dc0.
It reports the ipaddress of the machine and the router. I can ping
other computers on the network, but when it comes to remote I can
not. I looked at some reference and it kind of led me to believe
that I would have to custom configure a kernel, which is no problem
but want to make sure there is not some easy network package that
would eleviate the problem. The isp I use which is comcast uses
DHCP. I know I have a hunch I am forgetting something simple. Again
any help would be greatly appreciatted. Sorry about the newbie


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