Baffled by a Cable Modem
Mikkel L. Ellertson
mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Wed Jun 17 23:54:02 UTC 2009
Frank Cox wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 17:38:44 -0500
> Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>> I am not sure of the exact cause, but I have speculated that it has
>> a dhcp server with only one IP address in its address pool. It will
>> not give that IP address to another NIC until the lease expires, or
>> the server is restarted...
> The cable company that I do some occasional tech work for has a setup where
> each modem is "entitled to" a certain number of IP addresses, the entitlement
> depending on the service level that's being paid for. It won't give a modem
> any more IP addresses until the modem is reset by the guys in the NOC.
Will the modem give the same IP address to another NIC after the
lease has expired, or after you power-cycle the modem? I know
power-cycling the modem works with my SpeedStream 5100. I have never
had the time to see if it will also work by letting the lease expire...
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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