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Re: help: DHCP & cable-modem



On Sun, 2004-06-27 at 22:09, javac mail com wrote:
> i have a cable modem, and periodically lose my internet connection.  Presumabely, my provider is changing my IP and FC1 isn't automatically detecting the new IP. ?
> 
> thanks,
> 
> javac at mail dot com

Possibly, however the cable companies I am familiar with don't seem to
change the IP address very often.  I believe I have had the same IP for
close to a year now.  Are you getting a different IP every time this
happens?

I had a connectivity problem and it turned out to be the signal strength
being provided by the cable company.  Had to have them out to put a
meter on it and shortly after that they seem to have fixed it.  What I
was seeing at that time was connectivity would drop and the cable modem
was indicating that there was no signal from the cable company.

When your connection drops are you able to immediately re-establish the
connection by restarting your networking?  Are the lights on the cable
modem indicating the cable connection is good?  Or is it flashing
indicating it does not have a connection?  

Are you connected directly from the cable modem to the FC1 computer? (I
always recommend a hardware firewall if possible they are inexpensive
and do a good job) 

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Scot L. Harris
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both at once.
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