On Thursday 11 September 2003 08:32 am, Colin Ryan wrote: > I have a small network of three computers in my office here. Two Windows > 2000, and one FreeBSD 5.1. It's the BSD box that's giving me problems. > > My computers are connected to my modem via an ethernet switch. My modem is > set up as a DHCP server, and my computers are DHCP enabled. > When the input cable is disconnected from the modem (not the power, so it's > still assigning IP addresses to my LAN) my BSD box picks up a valid > internal IP address and subnet mask, it can ping and be pinged from all > other computers on the LAN. > > However, when the input cable is connected to my modem, so it's connected > to the internet, my BSD box receives nothing. When I do an ifconfig, it > shows NO IP address and NO subnet mask. > > I tried "dhclient rl0" which didn't work, so I checked /var/log/messages > and was told "dhcp cannot bind to address; address already in use." I then > tried manually assigning an IP and subnet mask, which didn't work either. > > Getting FreeBSD online has been nothing but an ordeal, and I am about ready > to throw in the towel. If anyone has any ideas, I would be very grateful > indeed. > > Many thanks > > Colin
I'm not sure it's a problem on the BSD box. Check the cable modem and switch documentation; and review your hardware setup. Make sure everything is connected properly. For example: I have a Linksys cable modem/router with a 4-port switch and dhcp server abilities. I can attach a switch to this unit to expand its capabilities; but to make it work: 1. the additional switch must be connected to a specific port; and 2. the first port on the Linksys unit must be left unused. Also, what IP range are you assigning via DHCP? I hope this helps, Andrew Gould _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"