Any Reason a Nokia 220 with v 1.2.2 cannot get address from Comcast?



  • It's the strangest thing.  I am completely unable to obtain a DHCP IP address from Comcast on my Nokia 220 running 1.2.2.  My Linksys router has no problem picking up an address right away, but the pfSense box just wont.

    It's a standard install, no packages, nada.  Just trying to get the bugger up.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    -Marty



  • Have you tried power cycling the cable modem? Comcast is probably locking the DHCP release down to your MAC address. Enter the WAN port MAC address on the Linksys in the pfSense box WAN configuration page and you should be up and running.



  • I've tried everything.  Hard reset of the modem, different power up options, nothing.  If I tell it to spoof the MAC of the linkys, wouldn't that not render my WAP useless?

    thanks for the help,

    -marty



  • No since your not going to be using the WAN port on the Linksys Router/AP. Connect one of the LAN ports Linksys Router/AP to the pfSense box and you should be good to go.



  • Plug your old Linksys back up, establish connection with internet…  check it to make sure you can get on..

    then.. go into Linksys router, release the WAN IP and immediately unplug the cable modem's Power supply

    then plug the ethernet cable (wan) from cable modem to pfSense box's NIC and plug back in the cable modem

    Comcast only allows 1 MAC address at a time to collect an IP address..



  • @drarkanex:

    Plug your old Linksys back up, establish connection with internet…  check it to make sure you can get on..

    then.. go into Linksys router, release the WAN IP and immediately unplug the cable modem's Power supply

    then plug the ethernet cable (wan) from cable modem to pfSense box's NIC and plug back in the cable modem

    Comcast only allows 1 MAC address at a time to collect an IP address..

    This worked perfectly.  The pfSense box now has a WAN address from comcast.

    My next stupid question is. what would the next step be?  How do I get my wireless clients on the network?  I have the LAN cable from pfSense connected to one of the standard switch ports on teh Linksys WAP (Not WAN).  Currently I have my WAP is setup to be a DHCP server, but obviously no Internet access as pfSense now has the WAN interface.  Should I make the pfSense box the DHCP server, will my WAP pass the DHCP requests?  Or I could figure out some type of static route to put into the WAP.

    I have a feeling I'm over thinking this so could mote definitely use some help!

    Any thoughts would be appreciated…on topic of course ;P

    Thanks,

    -Marty



  • Nevermind, idiot here.  Came home, plugged it all togther properly, disabled dhcp on linksys, enabled it on pfSense and I'm srfin from home ;)

    Thanks again all

    -Marty


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