Carl Johnson on 11 Dec 2010 10:50:22 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Comcast Cable modem & DHCP

I've never needed to wait that long. 

Sent from my Motorola DynaTAC 8000x.

"Robert Spangler" <> wrote:

>On Saturday 11 December 2010 09:51, Julien Vehent wrote:
>>  The linksys was bought independently from comcast, and comcast
>>  not be aware of its MAC, that's why I was puzzled by the DHCP
>>  restriction. Turns out it was only a matter of restarting the modem.
>The Comcast modem is only a bridge to the Comcast network.  They are
>aware of 
>what is connected to their device and it will cache the mac address of
>device that is connected to it.  When you change the connected device
>need to do the following to flush the mac address.
>Power down the modem and then un-plug it for a minimum of 5 minutes. 
>normally flushes the know mac address.  If it doesn't then you have to 
>wash-rinse-repeat again.
>The adventure of a life time.
>Linux User #296285
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