ok, more networking problems. First off, I never tried to use DHCP with my home LAN--i just automatically used Internet Connection Sharing for DSL. My setup is epods with standard 2.04 hack and linksys card recommended by the site. well, i took my ePods to my university library and wanted to feel like a superstud. i registered the NIC with the university, set the DNS name servers, and plugged her in. nothing. cannot get DHCP IP address. took the ePods to the university tech support. turned a lot of heads and got a supervisor to spend an hour with me on it. nothing. to his knowledge, no one has tried to use a CE device at the university, much less an ePods. here are some obversations:
1) Dongle light indicated network activity.
2) RJ-45 jack was active and network card was not banned (it was properly registered)
3) DHCP server was not able to negotiate the DHCP request and therefore was not able to give the ePods an IP
the key is the third one. the supervisor was able to show me that the DHCP server was not able to respond to the ePods IP request and that i had not been issued an address. also, there was an irregularity in the IP address when i ran IPADDR. previously i had specified an address to use on my LAN. even though i had turned on DHCP, after that failed, it reverted to that built in one. i went into the registry and deleted that key and now it says 127.0.0.1 (which is the modem). the supervisor had some questions:
1) Is there a way to release an IP on the ePods
2) What network device driver is the NIC using
i was wondering about something: i browsed to my website and tracked it. my webtracker thinks that i have a NT machine when i use the epods. is that because parts of the CE kernel came from NT? maybe the network parts...