Access to Time Warner cable network

Al Plant noc at
Sun Apr 1 01:30:19 UTC 2012

Da Rock wrote:
> 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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Make sure your connection to Road Runner or TW is set for DHCP. And make 
sure you can ping your NIC card and like Da Rock says see whats up with 
iconfig. If there is a switch on the line make sure it is plugged in. I 
have one customer I work for that lost his signal from TW Roadrunner and 
they had to come out to replace some link to a failed splitter on the 
house connection. Here in Hawaii we have a bad corrosion problem  from 
the salt air.  TW also needs the electric service to work here as well.

Did they come to your location and run a test to their equipment? My 
neighbor had a recent cable outage of an existing cable on our block 
that was too low  and a moving van hit it.

~Al Plant - Honolulu, Hawaii -  Phone:  808-284-2740
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