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 From:  John Pettitt <jpp at cloudview dot com>
 To:  Carsten Holbach <Carsten dot Holbach at gmx dot de>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] WAN DHCP problem
 Date:  Fri, 08 Feb 2008 16:21:45 -0800
Carsten Holbach wrote:
> Chris Buechler schrieb:
>> There's your problem, your ISP's DHCP server isn't offering you a
>> lease. Why it's hard to say, and extremely difficult to determine
>> without seeing what's in the DHCP server's logs. I'd contact your ISP,
>> they should be able to tell you why (if you can talk to someone with a
>> clue).
>> -Chris
> I knew that this answer would come.
> So please tell me this: Why do in not have the problem when I have my 
> computer connected to the cablemodem directly? OS is Windows XP.
> Greetings
> Carsten
> -
They probably have a one device per connection policy and the lease for 
your PC is still valid so it won't issue a new lease - try forcing your 
PC to release the lease before you disconnect

(in a cmd window run"ipconfig /release" then unplug)