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By Charlie.Angel ·
I am trying to colaborate as much information as possible on apple mac's running on a cable modem? I need screen shots, trouble shooting, fixture procedures, ethernet cards and examples of how it differs from cable modems running on a PC?

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by scob3 In reply to Apple Mac's running cable ...

If you could reply to scob3@hotmail.com sorry the other email I supplied with post is unavailable. Thanks Charlie.Angel

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by dave.edwards In reply to Apple Mac's running cable ...

1-NICs
The NIC that is generally installed in a MAC from the factory works great. Otherwise any MAC NIC will be fine. Not necessary to get a 10/100 since the cablemodem service is usually capped at 2Mbs or less.

2- Troubleshooting
The major issue with MACs is the inability to easily release and renew the IP address.
The RFC for DHCP recommends that an "auto configuration" IP address of 169.xxx.xxx.xxx be issued if the DHCP server is unavailable or unreachable. A 169.x.x.x IP will not allow you to connect to the Internet so you must manually force the system to obtain an appropriate IP address.

The following procedure has been very successful.

a. Open TCP/IP, and switch the interface to BootP, close the control panel, Save when prompted..
b. Check and make sure Appletalk is inactive
c. Shut down the Mac.
d. Reset the cable modem (hold the reset button for 5 seconds and power cycle the modem).
e. Wait for the modem to get a lock.
f. Restart the Mac.
g. When fully booted, open TCP/IP, switch the interface back to Ethernet, select DHCP in the "configure" dropdown window.
h. Select ?Options?, make sure that TCP/IP is active AND "Load only when needed" is unchecked.
i. Close TCP/IP and save when prompted.
j. Restart the system and you should have a valid IP address and be able to lauch your browser when the system is fully booted.

3-Minimum requirements
I have seen successful operation on MACOS 7.5.3 but it is best to have at least 7.6.
The processor should be PPC @ 120MHz anything less will not allow you to realize the maximum speed increase benefit.

4-I do nothave any screenshots for you at this time.

Best regards

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