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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's still confusing.
[quote]My IP from the ISP comes from a DHCP server. It then asks me to configure my network manually. [/quote]
that doesn't make sense to me - i.e. i don't understand whazt this means.

[quote]When it comes time to choose the DHCP server i skip and enter manually because it doesnt detect DHCP[/quote]

What [b]exactly[/b] happens when you do try dhcp ? does it time out ? what messages do you get ? what do you get when you type [code:1]ifconfig eth0[/code:1] after it doesn't detect dhcp ? what if you type [code:1]ifconfig eth1[/code:1]

Before you set up the Linux box and connected it to the adsl modem, was there another computer using that modem / internet connection ?
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some ISP's have their dhcp remember the MAC of their clients so that when you attach a new machine (or replace a NIC), it doesn't get any configuration and doesn't respond the DHCREQUEST. My ISP does that. It's described also in some Linux HOWTO's.
The fix is what ffreeloader describes :
[quote]shut down your router and your Debian computer and then start up your router and then your Debian computer, in that order[/quote], where "router" is, in my case, the cable modem.

That's why i asked about an other machine previously connected to that ADSL.

Meanwhile, I think we've overloaded Zimbo with questions and info, and he's not getting anywhere.
Zimbo, you're not providing a lot of relevant information so we don't have much to work with. Have a look at the questions again, and try to give us some answers Smile

Buying an ADSL Router may solve your problem if it has DHCPserver built in because then that DHCPserver will give you an address. Still, it is probably not necessary, a PC directly connected to the ADSL modem should work, even if it's Linux Smile
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