DHCP assigned unregistered IP address
hornetmadness at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 19:18:45 GMT 2005
On 7/15/05, Alex Zbyslaw <xfb52 at dial.pipex.com> wrote:
> Bob Hall wrote:
> >>However, note the "When the Cable Modem is disconnected from the
> >>Internet..." so the only reason it should be handing you the local IP is
> >>if it cannot talk back to the DHCP server it gets your real IP from. If
> >Yea, that's pretty obvious. It's also pretty undesirable. Apparently,
> >Motorola decided the checkbox was confusing and removed it, replacing it
> >with this automatic behavior. Blea.
> Learning from Microsoft ;-)
> >>If it happens again, you might want to talk to your provider to find out
> >>*why*. Does this thing have any flashing lights on the front?
> >There are LEDs, but they didn't indicate anything was wrong. There have
> >been many reboots over the time I've been with this ISP, and this is the
> >only time this happened. I'm not going to demand an explanation for a
> I just meant that it might indicate a fault somewhere in either your
> modem or (more likely) some of the hardware between it and the ISP.
> Somewhere I have a list of acceptable values for some of the (to me)
> impenetrable signal levels etc. which my 4100 can show me. At least if
> I see one of those is bad, then I know it's not my fault. If things
> don't return to normal in a while, then maybe it's worth contacting tech
> support or checking their status page (which I can only do because I
> still have a separate dial-up account for just such emergencies).
> Also if the 4100 can't reach the DHCP server, the green lights won't
> ever all come on, so it's pretty obvious when there is a fault. Of
> course, that might be because the local DHCP server has been turned off ;-)
> >A better question is why the tech I talked to told me that the
> >unregistered IP address wasn't a problem. But she did tell me that she
> >was new, and generally the techs can distinguish between their cloacal
> >anatomy and a geophysical excavation.
> My experience of virtually every large organisation is that there are
> two types of techs. The ones for whom their cloacal anatomy is
> indistinguishable from their articulatio cubiti, and the ones who
> actually know how to listen, diagnose a problem etc. With the rise in
> call centres, the former are becoming more prevalent, and it gets harder
> to get your problems referred to the latter.
>When the person you talk
> to has a script which doesn't go beyond "turn if off; leave it for 30
> seconds and turn it back on again", you are in trouble.
You must use comcast. :)
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