DHCP assigned unregistered IP address
xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Thu Jul 14 07:27:22 GMT 2005
Bob Hall wrote:
>Tonight, during a thunderstorm, I shutdown the household FBSD internet
>gateway. After the storm passed, I booted it up again, only to discover
>that during the bootup, my ISP's DHCP server had assigned me a new IP
>address. That wasn't a problem in itself, but the new address was
>192.168.100.11, an unregistered address.
As suggested, the cable modem is probably the culprit.
If you do not need it's DHCP, can you talk to it by http? Mine is
192.168.100.1 and has a tickbox to turn DHCP on/off on its config
page. The trouble then is that you can have *no* IP address if you
cable is down, but at least it's clear what's going on.
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