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Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2003 10:53 PM
Subject: Internal Cable modem support (or, recommendations for a
> Hey gang,
> I think the problems I have been having lately are due to the Com21
> cable modem. The brand spanking new FreeBSD based router is acting just
> the old NetGear router (which may be good news - the router may actually
> The symptoms are fairly repeatable. Under duress, the interface will
> go down. On the NetGear, I could recover by rebooting (via command - the
> router itself, and the LAN ports, would work fine). On the FreeBSD router,
> can ifconfig xl0 down; ifconfig xl0 up - and regain connectivity. I would
> suspect the card, but the same symptoms on two routers? That sounds
> suspiciously like a problem with the CM.
> Also, having poked around on google, the concensus is that Com21 modems
> load of poop - and I have one of the earliest models (I was an @home
> before the big bang)
> That said, I'm looking to replace the Com21 modem with a new one. I'd like
> go with an Internal unit, but I'm not sure (1) whether they are any good
> not, and (2) if they are supported by FreeBSD 4.8-REL (or 4.9, which I
> is coming soon)
> Otherwise, can anyone recommend a good DOCSIS 1.1 cable modem (with an
> port)? I'm on Comcast in Maryland, but I believe any DOCSIS modem should
> the job.
> Seth Henry
A Toshiba 1100 (if I recall the model correctly) or a Surfborard 3100 on up
should do you just fine with Comcast. Cox uses those modems generally.
Cancer Care Network
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