[conspire] continuing problems with getting an IP address for eth0 - any suggestions as to the cause and/or cure

Darlene Wallach freepalestin at dslextreme.com
Mon Jun 5 08:30:01 PDT 2006

I'm having continued problems getting an IP address. This is a new
problem as of the end of May/beginning of June.

Either I'm finally getting an IP address or by disconnecting
both the hub and modem and connecting the modem, waiting for
the ready light on the modem to be steady then connecting the
hub sometimes successfully gets me an IP address.

Here is the output of /sbin/ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:D0:B7:79:FF:A2
           inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
           inet6 addr: fe80::2d0:b7ff:fe79:ffa2/64 Scope:Link
           RX packets:9201 errors:5 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:5
           TX packets:7042 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
           collisions:26 txqueuelen:1000
           RX bytes:10226811 (9.7 MiB)  TX bytes:671935 (656.1 KiB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
           inet addr:  Mask:
           inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
           UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
           RX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
           TX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
           RX bytes:6759 (6.6 KiB)  TX bytes:6759 (6.6 KiB)

When I spoke with tech support the other evening, the person I spoke
with suggested my nic was bad and should be replaced. Since then I
have connected multiple times.

Any suggestions as to what the problem might be and/or what I can do
to consistently get an IP address?


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