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Old 01-10-2004, 06:55 PM   #1
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DHCP Requests and Discovers not receiving Response

When booting up, it says DHCP timed out waiting for a response. Trying to start dhcpcd manually (dhcpcd -t 120 eth0) has the same result. I tried running ethereal at the same and it shows a bunch of -> DHCP Request lines, and then some -> DHCP Discover lines.

What is wrong and how do I fix this? DHCP in Linux used to work fine before I left college for winter break. When I returned, I didn't boot into Linux for a while, just Windows, and DHCP works fine there too.
Old 01-10-2004, 09:01 PM   #2
Registered: Jul 2003
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Looks like it was a mislodged or not-quite-connected cable problem. I tried rebooting to Windows (after about 2 hours of troubleshooting in Linux) and noticed DHCP was no longer working in Windows (though it had been hours before). Tried switching cables and everything works now (including the original cable, with a different computer).


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