Fwd: Re: a/s/l? [Motorola SF4100]

Nik Clayton nik at FreeBSD.org
Sun Jun 17 13:29:24 BST 2001


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On Sunday 17 June 2001  1:21 pm, Serge wrote:
> >>BlueYonder's pretty good for the price. They've been plagued by
> >> hardware problems on the Motorola cable modems (I'm on my third in
> >> about 2 months)
> >
> >It's my first [Motorola SB4100], but .. when back from "Standby" mode,
> >the IP [normally 192.168.100.1] changes to something totally different,
> >and the only way to get it back is power-cycle .. another problem?
>
> Sorry the above problem description was not accurate, it's Motorola's
> DHCP -- after "Standby" Motorola's DHCP cannot re-issue IP address in
> the same range [192.168.100.11 .. ] without power-cycle.

Eh?

If you're using BlueYonder, you get a real IP address (although it's 
supposed to be allocated dynamically).  The 192.168.100.x range is used by 
the modem internally, as a fallback if it can not talk to the other end of 
the cable line.  The modem is supposed to get two real IP addresses from 
the other, one for itself, and the other for you.  It then offers the one 
for you to you by DHCP.

The interface on my FreeBSD gateway here is sis0 (cheap-o network card from 
PC World <gack>), and with 

    ifconfig_sis0="DHCP"

everything works fine.

N
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