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 -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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