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Old 07-11-2004, 04:14 AM   #1
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Cant get an IP

I was trying to make a router with freebsd, but ran into a problem, and now I gave a try with my slackware live cd to see it works but it doesnt. Here is the situation.

My windows box can directly connect to the cable modem with dhcp and get an IP.

My freebsd box with dhcp enabled, and box with a linux live cd, can plug into the linksys router and get an ip.

When my freebsd box or my linux live cd plug into the cable modem directly they cant get an ip.

Why is this?
Old 07-11-2004, 02:44 PM   #2
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just a guess here, but, normally a cable modem will bind to the mac address of the nic it's connected to. i've seen it take up to a couple of hours for this to change. i'd try unplugging the modem for a couple of hours, then plug it up to the freebsd box. this may or may not fix the problem, i hope it does.
good luck.
Old 07-11-2004, 07:01 PM   #3
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I just turned the cable modem off then on and now the freebsd box got an ip!!! hahaha


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