> This may or may have not crossed your learned eyeballs before& I've tried to
> find out any info before I've bugged you folks, but I can't find any tips.
> I've got a cable connection, COGECO, in the Burlington, Ontario, Canada
> area. Is there any way to configure the DLink, DE-220, Plug `n Play card to
> work with Linux?
Since the DE220 is reputed to be NE2000-compatible, it should work
fine under Linux. Since it's PnP, however, you may need to configure
it using the "isapnp" package. You will need to do some reading :-)
Or you could save yourself the hassle and blow $20 (US) on a
new NIC. I use D-Link DFE530TX+ PCI cards mostly; they
sell for between $15 and $19 US and work just peachy if
you configure RealTek RTL8139 support into your kernel.
Quote:> I'm using Mandrake 7.1. Should I get another card, and if so, then what
> card is compatible with the `COM21, DOXport 111, cable modem' employed by
> COGECO? & recognized by Linux?
The modem will talk to any 10BaseT Ethernet card.
I've used different NICs with a COM21 cable
modem and also with a nameless cable modem supplied by
Road Runner here in West Texas. The only issue you may have
is that the modem may be configured to only talk to a
*particular* NIC; in that case, if you replace your NIC
you must also perform the magic rite that resets the cable
modem. Sometimes this can be accomplished by disconnecting
the modem from its power supply (*not* by just turning it
off) for several minutes. Other times, it requires you
to contact your service provider and ask them to reset
the modem (which can usually be done by them, remotely,
as long as the modem is turned on and connected to the
> I've haunted the advice groups and followed the advice, but to no avail.
> Anybody? . . . Thanks, in advance . . .
-- Joe Knapka
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