Access to Time Warner cable network

Da Rock freebsd-questions at
Sun Apr 1 01:01:42 UTC 2012

On 04/01/12 10:52, Fbsd8 wrote:
> Da Rock wrote:
>> On 04/01/12 09:52, Fbsd8 wrote:
>>> Just purchased an account on the northern Ohio Time Warner cable 
>>> system.
>>> Having problem connecting to their service. Seems their dhcp server 
>>> has an ip address of which is not public routable. I know 
>>> my Freebsd 8.2 box functions because it worked fine under att 
>>> service which I just left for Time Warner service. MY xp laptop 
>>> works fine with time warner. I can see that during the connection 
>>> hand shake they first issue ip addresses 192.168.x.x then end up 
>>> with real public routable ip address for dns and my ip address. Just 
>>> the dhcp ip is XP seems to handle this connection hand 
>>> shake ok.
>>> Does any one have any suggestions on how to get Freebsd 8.2 working 
>>> under TW?
>> Have you got a firewall or something else blocking dhcp from 
>> communicating? What does ifconfig say?
> No firewall running and NIC status is "no carrier"

Actually I asked what the output of ifconfig was, but it looks like your 
cable is not connected (or wifi- hard to tell without output. It 
preempts many questions).

Try `ifconfig <NIC> up`, check the cable, etc. FreeBSD should be 
responding just like Winblows here, but your network isn't connected for 
whatever reason that will probably be clearer when we know what ifconfig 
looks like. Hence dhcp will not work in these circumstances, at least 
until you connect your network... :)

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