> Thanks bill...
> But u know what, i'm now directly connected with my cable modem via
> USB and my tcpip config is to "obtain IP automatically" (DHCP
> enabled). Is there any way i can flash out the IP stored in my cable
> modem? Yes, i can put the 203.xx.xx.xx statically but i may need to
> ask RCN about the default gateway. Is there a command where i can just
> query my default gateway without RCN's intercession? if i ask them, do
> u think they will give it to me? well theres only one way to find out,
> i guess..:>
> what do u you think guys?
I think you're cruzin for serious problems.
As long as you're directly connected to the cable modem without the
router, you can use ipconfig /all to reveal the default gateway. I
couldn't tell you squat about the modems. I simply don't know. I do
know they have a MAC address and therefore probably have an IP. I once
reason. There will never come a time for the end user to manipulate
the internal configuration of the modem for a legitimate purpose.
Now, having said that, I need to tell you that you do not want to set
an IP address statically on your PC based on your ISP's net space or
even make one up for that matter. That will quickly cause your ISP to
terminate your account post haste. It will not take long for the IP
you chose to be issued by your ISP's DHCP server. When that happens
both you and the other party are going to have connectivity problems
and the other party is, in all likelihood, going to complain to his
ISP. The unauthorized use of an IP will be tracked to the NIC in your
PC. Guess what happens then?
If you have a router in place obtaining a WAN IP from your ISP's DHCP
server you can use any IP's you want on your internal LAN but, I'd
recommend you set it up for DHCP and configure your router to act as a
DHCP server. The reason is that your ISP does not support routers and
if you call for support the first thing they will ask you to do is to
disconnect the router and connect the PC directly to the cable modem.
If you set up as I described, you can simply re cable things and
restart. No problem. Otherwise you'll have to reconfigfor DHCP as
well. Just one more thing to try and get done on the fly.
Bill via Google