I joined a cable Internet service here with Telstra at Sydeny. I was given an installation CD, user name and password to login the cable modem.
I found that if I don't login with the correct the login id and password, I m not able to get thru (ping) any outside website in the Internet. But ipconfig in windows shown that I was assigned a public IP address, DNS server, and default gateway IP to the system. Even with this configuration, I m still not able to get thru the Internet if I don't login with a correct ID and password.
When I configure a freebsd router connect to this cable modem, how can I assign a login id and password to the cable modem? This setup seems similar to connect to a bridge mode ADSL modem, in which I configured a freebsd router with pppoe login and password in the pppd.conf file. I wonder if I need to do the same thing to connect to this cable modem. The cable modem is a Motorola (without wifi).
Your response is much appreciated.