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Re: Baffled by a Cable Modem



Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 18:21:14 -0600,
>   Frank Cox <theatre sasktel net> wrote:
>> On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 18:54:02 -0500
>> Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>>
>>> Will the modem give the same IP address to another NIC after the
>>> lease has expired, or after you power-cycle the modem?
>> I'm not entirely sure of the answer to that.  I know that power-cycling the
>> modem doesn't change anything in that regard, and further than that I've never
>> asked about.  If I need a modem reset I just call the NOC with the serial
>> number on the modem, the modem lights go off for a few seconds, and when it
>> comes back the reset is complete.
> 
> If you think the mac address is the problem you should be able to test that
> theory by setting the mac address of the linux box to match the windows box
> and see if that gets things working.
> 
> Add a line like the following to the ifcfg-eth? file (and you may need to
> be running the network service as I don't know if network manager uses
> that info):
> 
> MACADDR=DE:C1:A5:51:F1:ED
> 
> Except you want to use the mac address of the windows box.
> 
> You'll want the windows box off the network when you try this.
> 
You will also want to comment out the HWADDR=<something> line, or
you may get strange results.

Mikkel
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