Cable Modem through USB port

I have a cable modem with a 'USB Ethernet Adapter' going to my USB port. How can I use this in Linux for my internet connection? Since I am very new to Linux, I need a detailed explaination.
kenoAsked:
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JBURGHARDTCommented:
Linux does not support usb Ethernet Adapter
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kenoAuthor Commented:
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crouchetCommented:
If someone knows of work around for this that does not involve hacking the Kernel, I would like hear about it.

J Crouchet
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kenoAuthor Commented:
Adjusted points to 160
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j2Commented:
No workaround. Not even the 2.3 experimental kernels supports this as of yet. In fact, USB support even in 2.3 is limited to keyboards, mouse and some other items.
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crouchetCommented:
The only possibility is that the modem manufacturer might have a Linux USB driver available on their web site. Probably not, but it is possible.

Full USB support is one of the big items on the Linux wish list for the 3.0 kernel or maybe sooner.

Come to think of it, I have seen a couple of converters out there. Black boxes that convert USB to serial or ethernet. That might solve your problem, but it would also cost you about as much as the modem. I don't know where to find one for ethernet right off (HP has one for USB<-->serial)  but a little looking on the web should turn up one.

You may not like this answer, but I think it is the best you will get, even if you offer 1,000,000 points.

J Crouchet
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kenoAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help. I have pretty much given up on this one. I installed an ethernet card to bypass this problem. Unfortunately, I can't get that to work either.
If you can help, I have another question posted in the Networking section.
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