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[SLUG] optus cable.
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- Subject: [SLUG] optus cable.
- From: "Andrew Robson" <pintail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 23:26:11 +1100
Sorry to be sending this again. but as my first send was in HTML, I thought
I would send it in plain text.
Need some help setting up Optus Cable and debian.
I am but a low Newbi in the setup/installation of debian.. well Linux in
here's the problem.
* DHCP will not fin an IP when I try to connect to Optus Cable.
I have done the following.
* Tried the standard install dhcp (well the friend that did the
-configured the interface file so that eth0 is using dhcp
-configured the dhcp.conf (the dhcp config file.. incase I have
miss spelt it)
& client file to send the host name which is the machine name
I have not yet tried the client ID one from Optus as everything
I have read says you don't have to anymore. And I am still trying to find
*I have tried dhcpcd and after setting up the config files (or
checking them rather) and trying commands such as.
dhcpcd -d eth0 or
dhcpcd -h <machine name> -d eth0
it still does not work.
*I have then tried dhcp3 set up the appropriate config files with
the most appropriate info.
If i do a command line dhcpcd as above I get messages such as
*netdev watchdog: eth0: Transmit timed out
or if I go into init.d/ and do a networking restart I get messages like.
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval ??
where ?? is a changing number each time. or there abouts.
I have read and tried everything I can about setting up Optus cable, so I
have turned here as a last resort.
some other facts.
I also run windows on the same machine "yes I know it blows" :P
it is a dual boot.
the NIC works as I am using it now.
this is most frustrating as under winblows all I have to do is have the
interface set to DHCP and it works....
any help would be most appreciated. ..