Here is what I understand about cable modem, scheduled to be added on
to our existing cable TV link in a couple of days:
The cable guy will provide a modem and ethernet card (he told me this).
He will use my Windows 98 installation to verify that it works.
From reading some of the threads in this newsgroup I've concluded that
when I boot up Linux (Red Hat 5.1) I will be able to find some reference
to the Ethernet card in the boot-up messages. If that happens, it means
that Linux can see the interface and I'm ready to muck about in /etc.
I believe I can learn exactly what to do in /etc from HOWTO file
in my Linux distribution CDROM. It looks like there may not be one
with Red Hat 5.1, but I happen to have Red Hat 6.2 also, (which I'm
postponing installing to a later date). The HOWTO file, called "Cable-Modem",
is buried in a RPM (I had forgotten about this), so I'll check it out
Oh, and the cable guy said all Ethernet cards are alike.