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4. Notes on Specific Hardware

Thanks to Jess Portnoy and others for much of the information below. Also, there are some notes specifically pertaining to configuring a cable modem and cable internet service providers in Israel on Jess' webpage for those that live there. I have personally subscribed to two large cable ISPs in the U.S. without any trouble using the instructions outlined above. The previous incarnation of this document had a large catalogue of ISPs listed by geography, but as a rule the identity of the upstream provider should not affect configuration. If your cable ISP claims not to support linux, it is not because of any technical difficulties related to the operating system. Just don't expect them to configure if for you on your end like they do for most other users (that's why you're reading this document, right?).

4.1. Ambit Modems

Supported by Ethernet and CDCEther.

4.2. Broadcom Cable Modems

Supported by Ethernet and CDCEther.

4.3. Ericson PipeRider Modems

Supported by Ethernet and CDCEther.

4.4. Motorola SurfBoard Modems

This model has enjoyed widespread use by cable providers. There is a separate HOWTO, written by your humble author. Supported by both Ethernet and USB CDCEther. Refer to that document for any hardware specific questions. The generic instructions above generally work.

4.5. RCA (Tompson) Modems

Supported with Ethernet, CDCEther untested.

4.6. Terayon Modems

At minimum the tj715 is known to be supported using Ethernet and CDCEther.

4.7. Toshiba PCX-XXXX Cable Modems

The four X's in the name indicate model number. Works with Ethernet, CDCEther untested. 'out-of-the-box' with the above instructions.

4.8. Webstar Modems

Supported with Ethernet, CDCEther untested.