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#1 2003-12-12 12:44:33

pcs333
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Registered: 2003-10-18
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Connecting via dhcpcd

hi
i`ve setup my usb cable modem using the cdcether module built into the kernel, and for the past couple of weeks its been fine......until i had a crash and now the modem seems to connect to my isp`s network ok but i cannot browse or download anything.The flashing lights on my modem indicate that its connected.

I`m using dhcpcd to initiate my modem.
If i do "dhcpcd eth1" it says already started.
If i do "dhcpcd" it takes about 2-3 mins but after that my connection is fine.

Can anyone tell me why and what the command "dhcpcd" is actually doing.
And of course how can i get it to work at boot-up again.


thanks

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#2 2003-12-13 11:29:19

dp
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From: Zürich, Switzerland
Registered: 2003-05-27
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Re: Connecting via dhcpcd

dhcpcd is a DHCP client daemon (d-h-c-p-c-d), and what it does is this:
it searches for a dhcp-server in your LAN or network and gets the IP, netmask, broadcast-address and other infos and configures the network-interface with these infos

the correct way of starting a network-addapter is (very similar what "/etc/rc.d/network start" does):
$ifconfig ethX up
$dhcpcd
... in normal cases this will respond in about 1 or 2 seconds (with a network-addapter)

unfortunately i never used a modem/cable-modem over usb (my ADSL-router works over LAN), so i'm sorry that i cannot help you in this way

... but can you post the output of "ifconfig" here? with this info, you can say probably what is wrong


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#3 2003-12-16 00:48:10

pcs333
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Registered: 2003-10-18
Posts: 31

Re: Connecting via dhcpcd

thanks alot for the info, i`ve added dhcpcd to deamons array in rc.conf and it seems ok now  big_smile

couldn`t understand why it just stopped working  :cry:
probably me ...............operator error  lol

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