|reply to The Finn |
Re: [DSL] Can't reach the internet...DHCP assigns IP, but no 'ne
I had trouble that sounds alot like this about two months ago. The best cause of the problem I came up with was that it had something to do with a glitch in Frontier's dhcp system. Take your own router out of the loop. but befor you do check the ip lease on your router and try to renew it. I wasnt able to get all the renew info from the modem to my router I would get only and IP but no gateway IP that would tell the router where to go to get to the inet allso the lease time for an dhcp provided IP was way nuts like 38,964 days
I was able to get the inet to work if I did a hard reset on the modem, but if I set it to bridge mode it would kill it so it had all the green lights on but no inet access I would have to hard reset to make it work again.
I had a thought about why this could happen if Frontier's dhcp IP pool gave the same pub IP to more than one person the first guy to get it would work and anyone else that got the same IP aftter the network had allready alowed that IP then thats it and.
You can maybe test this by having your router ask for a different IP Frontier's DHCP uses the mac address to hand out and then reserve an IP so just change the mac address in your router and see if that works