Here's a guide to using the Charter@home cable service:
something that has a narrow focus for specifics but broad
applicability in terms of the information it provides about hooking
a Linux machine up to a dhcp-based broadband connection.
"Linux has some of the most beautiful apps I have ever
seen on a computer screen. But Linux is also a computer operating
system built over the internet and it really needs a good high
speed connection in order to evolve. When I say evolve, what I mean
is that it takes bandwidth to keep a distro up-to-date unless you
just buy the new edition of Red Hat every so often and whatever
else that entails.
Since Linux was built over the internet, it makes sense that it
would need to have strong networking built into it and Linux does.
Part of that is what makes it so easy to get started with a Charter
at Home cable modem service, at least for me it was.
This is a first part in a series examining issues and things
that will need to be addressed when you try and run Linux on
Charter at Home's cable modem service. As the Cable Modem HOWTO
shows, every cable operator is in business for themself, they
probably use different equipment (cable modem brands) and some of
them may assign static ips and others dynamic ip addresses. So
let's get started."