dhcp does not work with SiS SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Tue May 8 15:26:42 UTC 2007

Antonio Olivares wrote:
> --- "Mikkel L. Ellertson" <mikkel at infinity-ltd.com>
> wrote:
>> Now, as far as fixing the real problem, we need more
>> information
>> about your network. Do other computers on the
>> network work using
>> DHCP? 
> Yes computers on the network are configured using
> dhcp, each computer with a MAC address in the network
> gets its ip automatically and everything should work,
> but mine does not. 
Is the DHCP server configured to only respond to registered MAC
addresses?? If so, did you register yours?
>> Are you running a firewall on your
>> Linux system, and if
>> so, is it configured to allow DHCP?
> I think the normal firewall that comes with Fedora is
> running, but How do I know if it does allow/not allow
> DHCP to work?
The standard firewall should allow DHCP to work without problems. An
easy way to check is to turn off the firewall, and see if that
helps. You can also check the logs to see if the firewall is
blocking DHCP, or other error messages when you try to use DHCP to
configure the interface. The log files should always be one fo the
first places to look when you have hardware/network problems.


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