> Thanks for the reply, but the problem is my IP address not the netnews one.
> netnews.comcast.net does not work.
> I get "Unable to connect to the server." in Outlook Express.
> I also tried the direct IP addresses with the same result.
> Pings on the addresses yield about a 50ms response.
> I suspect that the server checks the IP client address and does not respond
> for non Comcast User IP addresses.
> Comcast has not added all the Colorado AT&T addresses to the data base,
> although they claim to have.
Didn't Comcast sell their Colorado, Montana, and ??? base to anther
cable company???? Thought I also read in the news that the transaction
> I was hoping to find some way to get a new IP address, hopefully one in
> their data base. Since DHCP and modem resets have failed I may have to
>> The IP address assigned by the Comcast cable DHCP host is not recognized
>> a Comcast IP by Comcast newsservers.
>> Attempts to sign up for Giganews yield FORBIDDEN - bad IP address.
>> Attempts to connect to netnews.comcast.net yield server not found, yet
>> find it.
>> Comcast customer torture claims that ALL IP addresses have been included
>> the ATT merger, 67.166.9.xxx is not recognized.
I just did some "host 67.166.9.xxx" and was returned that it was a
comcast.net client each time.
Have you tried looking up your own ip????
>> With dial-up, I could hang-up, reconnect, and get a new IP to try again.
>> With cable, I keep getting the same IP address. I have tried to release
>> address and renew, but get the same address.
>> Also resetting the modem yields the old Address.
>> Any help appreciated.
In windows, there is a place in the registry for dhcp that REQUESTS the
same ipaddr that was last used when you "cancel" the ipaddr; this
registry addr can be changed to another ip to get the ip specified.
Of course, it is preferable that the ip requested is not used by
someone else. Never tried it with an ip of 0.0.0.0 to see if a new
ip would be assigned.
I had made this discovery when I had a different ipaddr for windows and
linux on the same machine with the same nic and before getting a router.
As I wanted the same ip for both os, I just edited the windows registry
dhcp request ip since I "knew" the ip was also "mine"; however, I had
adsl at the time and still think that it may be the same with cable.