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 From:  "David Kitchens" <spider at webweaver dot com>
 To:  "'Wyatt Draggoo'" <wyatt at draggoo dot com>
 Cc:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] DHCP problems on WAN side
 Date:  Thu, 4 Aug 2005 20:53:07 -0400
Try leaving the power off on the cable modem for 3-5 minutes? They typically
hold the MAC address in memory for a short time, 5 min should definitely
clear it. What cable provider is it? I've used Comcast and Adelphia with no
problems even decent vpn's without too much changing of ip's.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wyatt Draggoo [mailto:wyatt at draggoo dot com] 
> Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:22 PM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall] DHCP problems on WAN side
> 
> Hi folks,
> 
> I have used m0n0wall several times in the past, so I figured 
> setting up a box for a cable modem connection at our new 
> apartment would be pretty straight-forward.
> 
> Well, of course not.
> 
> In short, the problem is that the WAN isn't getting an IP 
> address.  Both of our laptops in the house receive one, as 
> does the Linksys wireless router (that I am relegating to an 
> access point once this is working).  The NICs for the LAN and 
> WAN side are the same model, and I can connect on the LAN 
> side, so I don't think that's the issue.  I'm also using the 
> same network cable for all of the connections to rule out a 
> faulty cable.
> 
> My process:
> 
> 1) Remove power from the cable modem
> 2) Wait roughly 15 seconds
> 3) Unplug the network cable from the current device
> 4) Plug the network cable in to the device I am testing
> 5) Power the cable modem back up
> 6) Power on the device to test, if necessary (not necessary 
> for the OS X or XP laptops, not sure if it's necessary for 
> m0n0wall, so I have if off when I plug it in, and then power it on)
> 
> I have also switched the LAN and WAN side NICs, so I know 
> both NICs are working.
> 
> I spent nearly 4 hours on Sunday trying to figure out what 
> simple, little thing I missed.
> 
> Any ideas?
> 
> Thanks,
> Wyatt
> 
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