|David Coulson on 11 Dec 2010 06:15:59 -0800|
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|Re: [PLUG] Comcast Cable modem & DHCP|
So unplug the linksys, plug in the debian box and power cycle the modem. it should DHCP properly from Comcast after that.
David On 12/11/10 9:08 AM, Julien Vehent wrote:
Hello Plug,I just arrived in Philly (and thus joined the plug mailing list) and I'm discovering comcast cable equipment (big motorola modem with one ethernet plug).I would like to replace the old linksys we are using in the house with a Debian box connected to the modem (I want netfilter and traffic control). The linksys is getting it's IP in DHCP mode already. From what I see, the lease is 3 days long.I thought a simple "dhclient eth1", the interface where the cable modem is plugged in, would do the job, but it seems that it's refusing to give my Debian a lease...Here and there I read that a specific hostname should be provided by the client, but AFAIK there is no such setting on the actual linksys.I'm from france, and never used comcast or a motorola cable modem before. This one is pretty old (I'd say 2004/2005) but still working fine so replacing it is not an option. Also, I sniffed the DORA from the linksys to the modem and didn't find anything specific in the packets.So, I seek for your help. Is there any comcast black magic ritual necessary to make this work ? Anybody using a linux box behind a cable modem with dhcp ?Thanks, Julien___________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia Linux Users Group -- http://www.phillylinux.org Announcements - http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug-announce General Discussion -- http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug
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