On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 10:33:43 -0700 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Greetings fellow B.S.D. enthusiasts. Recently, I requested installation > of a television cable at my home in Sacramento, California. The cable > operator is Comcast. I requested connection of the television cable to my > computer, which is a service that the operator advertises profusely. The > telephone sales representative assured me that all things are possible, > including both a Unix operating system, and an in-house L.A.N. The > installation technician spent some time installing the cable, then attached > it through a Motorola DOCSYS modem to the NIC board on the computer. The > computer saw the cable network, but the cable refused to accept a logon > request from the computer. The technician said that he believed that > neither B.S.D. nor any other Unix, nor any Microsoft product that could be > programmed to act as a server was acceptable. Has any other person had the > same problem? How did you solve it? If I insist on a B.S.D. connection,
Well that all sounds like crap to me. I have comcast in Pgh, Pa. area. All I had to do was enable dhcp client on my laptop and BAM i was online. I have an old pentium pc connected to the same cable modem connect via a hub running as a web server. So it sound more of a tech that wasn't to technical. My brother had a tech come to his house to install his cable modem and his tech could not set it up on Windows 98, they told him to reinstall windows. I too, had a windows pc laying around for the tech to setup on, I think that's the easiest way. I would assume that that's what they are trained on. Rod _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"