St Catharines, ON
reply to hm
Re: Does Cogeco block mac addresses?
said by hm :I didn't see any issues with the modem or devices behind it, but I deleted the entry for the Linksys device in the CMTS anyway. I did not reset the modem.
What does a remote modem reset do different than the reset pin? Or was there more that was done?
Seeing as the MAC address of the Linksys device has decremented by one (from blah:2c to blah:2b) since then, and it's working just fine as 2b, I would suspect that the Linksys device and the CMTS was not allowing the 2c device to talk. Our CMTSes are configured to only allow devices that have had a DHCP Discover come through or it. (Our static product is somewhat different, for those wondering).
The 2c device did not make a DHCP transaction on Nov 5th or Nov 6th.
In short, I think the problem was self-caused by either a firmware upgrade or changing the MAC address without issuing a new DHCP Discover (release/renew).
Some people think I'm an idiot. I disagree, but idiocy is subjective--so they may well be right. With this in mind, take everything I post with a grain of salt, eh?