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Re: Baffled by a Cable Modem



Frank Cox wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 17:38:44 -0500
> Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> 
>> I am not sure of the exact cause, but I have speculated that it has
>> a dhcp server with only one IP address in its address pool. It will
>> not give that IP address to another NIC until the lease expires, or
>> the server is restarted...
> 
> The cable company that I do some occasional tech work for has a setup where
> each modem is "entitled to" a certain number of IP addresses, the entitlement
> depending on the service level that's being paid for.  It won't give a modem
> any more IP addresses until the modem is reset by the guys in the NOC.
> 
Will the modem give the same IP address to another NIC after the
lease has expired, or after you power-cycle the modem? I know
power-cycling the modem works with my SpeedStream 5100. I have never
had the time to see if it will also work by letting the lease expire...

Mikkel
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