manually forcing a IP renewal

Wade Smart wade at
Sat Nov 24 17:13:06 UTC 2007

11242007 1132 GMT-6

Did you reboot the modem with the computer on or off?


John Dangler wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-11-24 at 11:56 -0500, Wade Smart wrote:
>> 11242007 1047 GMT-6
>> My new neighbor has a older Gateway computer ELP 500C. He has three
>> windows computers hooked to a hub and uses a ambit cable modem. He
>> replaced one of the windows computers with a ubuntu computer. So far
>> he
>> cant get the machine to receive a IP address.
>> He tried:
>> sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart  with returned command not found.
>> sudo dhclient  returned: DHCPDISCOVER and then after about three
>> minute
>> wait DHCPOFFERS receivd no working leases in persistened database -
>> sleeping.
>> When he removes this ubuntu computer and connect his Windows computer,
>> the windows computers gets a ip right away.
>> Wade
> I've had that problem... it's odd that every time I would reboot the
> cable modem with the ubu box connected, all would be made right again...
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