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Re: Baffled by a Cable Modem



On 06/19/2009 01:38 PM, g wrote:
Jim wrote:

On the Cable Modem find the reset button and push on it and do a reset. This
will clear out any previous MAC addresses and it will accept new MAC numbers.
you failed to mention, it will/may/can/might/probably cause a reset of all
configurations.

wherein, he will need to find ip address of modem with web browser, reenter
all modem setup that is not default, including having password to access user
id setup, firewall, etc.


Will he may have no choice, if that cable modem has a another MAC # it will prevent the cable modem from connecting to his router or computer until it can accept a new MAC #.
I have seen that problem happen in a Comcast and At&T cable modem.
As far as connection, if he is using DHCP, the cable modem will get a new IP and so will his computer. All he has to be sure of is in resolv.conf, that the Namesever is set up properly.


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