manually forcing a IP renewal
brian.mckee at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 16:48:27 UTC 2007
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On 24-Nov-07, at 11:56 AM, 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
> wait DHCPOFFERS receivd no working leases in persistened database -
> When he removes this ubuntu computer and connect his Windows computer,
> the windows computers gets a ip right away.
I believe Windows does not release IP addresses by default.
Try ipconfig /release on the Windows box before you shut it down,
then start up the Linux box and see if it gets issued something.
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