[sf-lug] Problems with a Comcast modem; no IP address given
asheesh at asheesh.org
Thu Jun 5 12:57:07 PDT 2008
On Mon, 2 Jun 2008, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> This was the strangest problem. It has resolved now but not sure why.
> Daniel Gimpelevich, who contributed heavily to this family, believes
> that Comcast might have actually black-listed the NIC on this machine.
> Get this: that same machine, when moved temporarily to the school, was
> able to instantly see the Internet with both the natively XP install
> (soon to be replaced with Hardy) and when Hardy was booted up in that
> machine's CD-ROM, Hardy was able to instantly see the Internet as well.
That's a drag. You could configure /etc/network/interfaces, or udev, to
change the card's MAC address to one that isn't blacklisted.
> Eventually, we just gave gave this family one of the P4 Hardy machines
> that we worked on at the school this weekend, and they are lovin' it!!
> They are really excited, and genuinely so. They are not just being
> polite. They really seem to appreciate having a working computer, after
> Windows had disappointed them so deeply with viruses and Windows rot.
Great - I'm glad you found a less technically complicated solution than
the above. But the above is possible, so if you need more help on it
later, do ask!
Everything is always done for the wrong reasons.
More information about the sf-lug