[Techtalk] thanks for all the help!

Nils Philippsen nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de
Wed Aug 7 20:02:54 EST 2002

On Mon, 2002-08-05 at 18:06, John White wrote:
> Hi,
> I recommend resetting your cable modem to force a change of your "semi
> static dhcp" address. Please accept my apology if you already know how
> to do this and don't need the following:
> Shut down (power off) all DHCP-using machines on your LAN. Power off
> the switch/hub that has the cable modem as a WAN link. Power off the
> cable modem, and leave it off for several minutes to ensure that the
> capacitor powering its memory has fully discharged. Power everything
> back up in reverse order (cable modem > switch/hub > PCs). You should
> be able to verify that a forced DHCP release/renew has occurred.

This depends on whether the DHCP server re-issues the same IP to the
same "endpoint", based on a MAC address with Ethernet or on some similar
hardware ID with cable modems.

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