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Re: Baffled by a Cable Modem solved



On 09-06-18 11:36:02, John Aldrich wrote:
>On Thursday 18 June 2009, dnvot yahoo com wrote:
>> My problem is solved, at least for now. My reservation is becauser I
>> don't know what I did. Last night I tried to be sure I had no 
>> filters interfering., I turned off the firewall, booted and tried 
>> firefox and dillo. Neither worked. I made selinux permissive, 
>> rebooted and tried dillo and firefox. Neither worked. I went to bed. 
>> This morning I tried Puppy Linux, and it worked fine. So I tried 
>> ubuntu, and that worked fine. ( I had failed with both of them 
>> yesterday.)  So I booted fedora and firefox -- success. I was  
>> baffled in the beginning, and I am more baffled now.  I thank you 
>> all for your efforts. I tried ( to the best of my abilities) to 
>> implement all the suggestions, but I don't believe I ever really 
>> changed anything permanently. I am OK for now, but Who knows; maybe 
>> it only works on thursdays.
>
> My guess... your ISP had something messed up and just waiting fixed 
> it. :-)  Even if you called them, they probably would have denied 
> there was anything wrong. Or, they might have admitted they had an 
> outage or something.  You never know. :-)

As others have said, you are probably only allowed one IP address 
issued to one MAC address, which timed out overnight, and your attempt 
to use a different MAC address worked in the morning.  If you only ever 
have one machine connected to a network, you can give them both the 
same MAC address, as was already suggested to you.  That won't work f 
you wish to use more than one machine on the network (and Internet) at 
the same time, in which case you should get a small home NAT box / 
Router and configure it to present the expected MAC address (or just 
wait overnigth again).

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