Baffled by a Cable Modem, solved again
mickeyboa at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jun 21 20:00:09 UTC 2009
On 06/21/2009 01:53 PM, Don Vogt wrote:
> Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2009 11:10:21 -0400
> From: Jim<mickeyboa at sbcglobal.net>
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> On 06/21/2009 12:51 AM, Armin Moradi wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 7:05 PM,<dnvot at yahoo.com
>> <mailto:dnvot at yahoo.com>> wrote:
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>> Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 10:42:14 -0400
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>> Subject: Re: Baffled by a Cable Modem
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>> Fedora."<fedora-list at redhat.com<mailto:fedora-list at redhat.com>>
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>> On 06/20/2009 10:38 AM, Jim wrote:
>> >> What your forgetting is the mac# from a previous device,
>> Computer ,etc,
>> >> some cable modems will retain that mac # and not connect to any new
>> >> devices until you clear the old one.
>> > I thought he had connectivity - just not to all hosts - so this
>> >like a red herring.
>> I have been trying to follow this line of trouble shooting, but it
>> think it is above my pay grade.
>> But I think you are right about the red-herring. I can ping any
>> one I have tried. I think that means my DHCP and DNS are OK.
>> >Could it be DNS problem? ... firefox caches dns ... so some cached
>> >hosts may work
>> That looks promising. If firefox is cacheing a bad dns, then maybe
>> everything else would work OK except firefox. Maybe, if it cached
>> a google dns, it would work with the google stuff, which it does,
>> but not other sites.
>> However, I also tried dillo, with the same unable to load result.
>> I had an idea of how to check this. I booted the problem computer
>> with fc9 Live-CD. (I think that gives me all clean configuration
>> files) and I had the same problem and gmail still worked.
>> I have connected the ethernet cable out of the modem to my old
>> computer ( fc8). I tried to boot, which went OK, except the modem
>> wasn't found. I then powered down the modem and the computer,
>> then powered them both up and booted.
>> It seems to work fine. (Maybe this computer works on saturdays)
>> To me, it acts like hardware. Next I think I will try putting in
>> an old NIC that I have and see what happens.
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>> Could someone put a sane subject on this please? (no subject) doesn't
>> make any sense.
>> Armin Moradi
> done. I apologize . It was just dumb.
>> If he is having problems with reaching some websites and not others it
>> is a IPV6 DNS problem in Firefox ,
>> 1. Do a about:config in Firefox URL and where it says "filter" at top
>> put this line "network.dns.disableIPv6 user set boolean true"
>> W/O quotes.
>> And double check down in body that it is entered correctly.
>> 2. In /etc make a file dhclient-eth0.conf and put in line,
>> "prepend domain-name-servers 127.0.0.1;"
>> W/o quotes
>> If you have a eth1 or wlan0 , you will have to make a file for them,
>> just change the eth0 to eth1, wlan0, Etc.
> Done, and that seems to have solved it.
> I re-configured to the motherboard eth interface, made the changes, rebooted and it seems fine. I consider it solved ( I had a thursday before when it worked for a day so I have to run a while to be sure)
> I also put in another NIC and that worked too. So I now have two solutions.
> I thank all who helped.
I had the same problems when I installed FC11.
I'am attaching a file that explains the whole procedure in more detail.
If I were you I would save the file, I think a lot more people are going
to have the same problem.
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