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 From:  "David Kitchens" <spider at webweaver dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Problems with Adelphia cable
 Date:  Mon, 3 May 2004 23:44:58 -0400
I have seen this many times, as Fred suggests, turn off the cable modem for
at least 2 minutes, go make coffee to be sure. The cable modems tie into the
MAC address of the nic they last connected to and they hold it in memory.

Dave

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fred Weston [mailto:fred dot weston at daytonawan dot com] 
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 8:07 PM
> To: Mine GO BOOM
> Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Problems with Adelphia cable
> 
> Mine GO BOOM wrote:
> 
> > Hello,
> >
> >  I use Adelphia's cable service for internet access. I 
> currently use a 
> > Linksys router for my service, but wanted to setup a dedicated 
> > firewall with m0n0wall on an old 90mhz machine.
> >
> >  I've gotten everything setup on the firewall so it works 
> perfect on 
> > the LAN side, and when connected to the Linksys router 
> running under 
> > DMZ, works like it should. Allows internet access, filters 
> the correct 
> > packets, traffic shaping looks good. But when I attempt to connect 
> > directly to the cable modem (Motorola SB5100), both with normal MAC 
> > and with spoofed MAC, it will not retrieve an IP while set 
> with DHCP.
> > If I set to Static with the IP/Gateway that the Linksys 
> router uses, 
> > it still won't work.
> >
> >  Any suggestions for how to resolve this problem? I really like 
> > m0n0wall, but it defeats the purpose if I have to use a 
> linksys router 
> > in front of it.
> >
> > -Ryan Murphy
> 
> Try turning the modem off for a few minutes and then back on. 
>  If that doesn't work, call tech support and tell them you're 
> running Windows XP, you'll have to translate of course.  
> m0n0wall works fine getting an IP using DHCP, so it's 
> something with their stuff.
> 
> --
> Fred Weston
> DaytonaWAN Networks, Inc.
> www.DaytonaWAN.com
> 
> 
> 
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