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Re: DHCP - dhclient not working

On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 08:59:43PM +0200, Philippe Dhont   (Sea-ro) wrote:
| Hi,
| I use debian with 2.4.22 kernel and i want it to work with my cable modem
| and dhcp also.
| So, first i had problems in my daemon log that my kernel was not configured
| well (i needed to install packet_socket and socket_filtering in the kernel
| so i did).
| The kernel problem is solved,


| but when i run dhclient on eth0 or just
| dhclient, whatever, i get the error that it can't get a lease.
| and why not?  windoze boxes work with the same cable modem without a problem
| so there is no problem with the modem or the ISP.
| what do i do wrong and how can i solve it!

Have you tried unplugging the power cord from the cable modem and then
plugging it back in?  The cable modem Road Runner uses around here
will only respond to the first MAC address it sees after it powers up.
So if you are going to change what ethernet card is connected to it
you need to reboot the modem.


Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,
and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
        Proverbs 16:20

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