[lug] Mandrake 10.1 DHCP on cable

Dave Treece davet at frii.com
Tue Dec 21 17:58:59 MST 2004

 Just a thought, and you might have tried this, but....
   I had to reset my cable modem (read power cycle) after switching from my
laptop (Windows 2K) back to my Linux system when the cable guys set me up at
my new house.

-----Original Message-----
From: lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us
[mailto:lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us]On Behalf Of Nate Duehr
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 9:23 AM
To: Boulder (Colorado) Linux Users Group -- General Mailing List
Subject: Re: [lug] Mandrake 10.1 DHCP on cable

D. Stimits wrote:
> I'm trying to help a relative install Mandrake 10.1 on his system (I
> wish it were KRUD or Fedora), and it appears that his network driver (it
> is integrated nVidia board ethernet) is working. It appears that we have
> an outgoing DHCP request (the cable modem sees it), but either no
> response is coming back or the response is "no way, go away", I'm not
> sure which (I think the firewall software *might* be correct but I'm not
> positive). This is on comcast locally. Can anyone give me some clues on
> Mandrake setup for use with comcast? I have no problems with
> KRUD/Fedora, but this Mandrake has different layout of files, and I'm
> not succeeding.

Does Comcast still do that thing where the first MAC address they see
has to be used for all future machines?

If you have a hub (not a switch) and another Linux machine or laptop
with tcpdump (or if you must... a Windows machine running Ethereal) you
can see what the response is from the DHCP server.

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