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Author Topic: Drivers for Motorola SB5120 Surfboard Cable Modem  (Read 3168 times)
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« on: November 04, 2007, 05:02:42 pm »

Does anyone know where I can find drivers for Motorola SB5120 Surfboard Cable Modem. My VL doesnt recognizes it through USB port and I dont have ethernet. Motorolas web site says that for Linux its only compatible with ethernet but there has to be a driver for it to work with USB port in Linux. Windows recoginzes it but VL doesnt. Can anyone help me out please?
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2007, 05:12:22 pm »

turn on your VL box
after you login
open a terminal as ROOT and type lsusb.
post the reply to that here 
and post also the last 10 lines of dmesg also
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2007, 05:18:55 pm »

I have done a bit of googling around. That modem works fine connected to ehternet but it seems you might have problems with the USB side. You might want to try this:
(but its for the 4100-4200 modems so it may not apply)

I could find no evidence here: of the 5120 being shown to work with Linux via USB (but it definetely will with ethernet).

Keep googling, you might stumble on something I didn't. Your easiest route might be to get a $15 ethernet card and connect via that.

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