Ok, got a new cable modem. Pretty good so far. Now, I just need to get the DHCP client working. Haven't gotten too lucky with that so far.
First, I just put the line ifconfig_xl0="DHCP" in rc.conf. That did something. Resolv.conf looked good and the leases file in /var/db looked tremendous. But routing didn't work. Couldn't ping anything: nameservers, the supposed default routers or anything. Then, to get something in the log files, I tried starting the dhclient manually. Now, I see this: mursu dhclient: New Network Number: 18.104.22.168 mursu dhclient: New Broadcast Address: 22.214.171.124 mursu dhclient: New IP Address (xl0): 126.96.36.199 mursu dhclient: New Subnet Mask (xl0): 255.255.254.0 mursu dhclient: New Broadcast Address (xl0):188.8.131.52 mursu dhclient: New Routers: 184.108.40.206 in /var/log/messages. This looks promising. But the routing tables don't. This is what I see with netstat -rn: Internet: Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Netif Expire 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 UH 2 232 lo0 127.53.0.1 127.53.0.1 UH 1 2 lo0 220.127.116.11 127.0.0.1 UGHS 0 0 lo0 And ifconfig gives: xl0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 options=3<rxcsum,txcsum> inet 0.0.0.0 netmask 0xff000000 broadcast 255.255.255.255 ether 00:a0:24:55:02:24 media: Ethernet 10baseT/UTP status: active lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000 inet 127.53.0.1 netmask 0xffffffff If I ping the supposed default router 213.243.155, I see: PING 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124): 56 data bytes ping: sendto: No route to host ping: sendto: No route to host And when I ping 126.96.36.199, I see strange things: ... 36 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): Redirect Host(New addr: 127.0.0.1) Vr HL TOS Len ID Flg off TTL Pro cks Src Dst 4 5 00 0054 280a 0 0000 04 01 9e97 127.0.0.1 188.8.131.52 36 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): Redirect Host(New addr: 127.0.0.1) Vr HL TOS Len ID Flg off TTL Pro cks Src Dst 4 5 00 0054 280a 0 0000 03 01 9f97 127.0.0.1 184.108.40.206 .... (Looks like the modem is alive) So, the question is: What knob must I turn to get dhclient to set the default route properly? Otherwise the setup look reasonable. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message