cannot get dhcp address from cable modem, using mandrake 9.0
ok, i just got 2.2mbs charter pipeline internet, and installed it on the uplink port on my hub, which also has two computers on it. The one computer I am on now is a win2000 system, and it picked up an address from the cable modem first try.
I have a 3c905c-tx nic card installed on my linux box, and it has the 3c95x module for it, and it will work fine with a static ip address (i can access my 2000 computer when i have it hear). When i set it to dhcp it will go down and stay there. i have tried using dhcpcd, dhcpxd, and dhcp-client to get the ip address from the modem, all but dhcpcd show nothing. dhcpcd will eventually end up saying:
NO DHCPOFFERS recieved
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
when i use the drakconnect wizard and tell it to use a cable connection i'm able to set the dhcp client to one of the above three (this is under expert mode--->configure internet access).
I have tried almost every possible different way to connect with the few dhcp clients i have, and I know that my cable modem can dish out up to 16 addresses, so there is obviously something i haven't done yet. I have used linux for a while, but I am not near intermediate, if anyone can help please post one for me....thanks!!!