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Re: [vox-tech] Cannot Connect to Comcast highspeed
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Re: [vox-tech] Cannot Connect to Comcast highspeed

On Wed 24 May 06,  4:47 PM, Tim Riley <timriley@appahost.com> said:
> Hello Linux Gurus:
> I'm trying to connect to Comcast's portal to the Internet
> but without success.
> Comcast uses Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
> to assign my IP address dynamically, and it works fine on
> Windows ME.
> However, on Linux the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
> Client Daemon (dhcpcd) runs without error, but I fail to
> get an IP address. Here's the output in debug mode:
> sunset:/home/timriley# dhcpcd -d eth0
> dhcpcd: MAC address = 00:0c:6e:ce:34:96
> Here's the output in the error messages file:
> May 24 13:45:48 localhost kernel: eth0: Media Link On 100mbps
> full-duplex
> Here's the result of the IP interface configuration program:
> sunset:/home/timriley# ifconfig eth0
> eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0C:6E:CE:34:96
>           BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:2680 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:27 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
>           RX bytes:161364 (157.5 KiB)  TX bytes:8214 (8.0 KiB)
>           Interrupt:217 Base address:0x9800
> Notice there's no "inet addr:a.b.c.d" entry. Moreover, my
> browser can't locate any sites. However, packets are coming
> in and going out -- notice 2680 received and 27 sent.
> --
> Tim Riley

i assume you looked for debug messages in /var/logs?  strace?

just an idea:

try dhclient.  i used to use it with comcast cable when i lived in

if nothing else, maybe its debug message will be a little bit more helpful
than dhcpcd.

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