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Sonicwall Debian DHCP problem

 
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pk_fox
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:43 pm    Post subject: Sonicwall Debian DHCP problem Reply with quote

Hi all, I have a Sonicwall TZ150 router which has the ability to issue static DHCP addresses bound to MAC addresses. This setup on my home network works very well except for one server which has Debian Wheezey on it. It always gets a dynamic ip address which is usually 192.168.1.185, network manager is disabled so it's not that and if I change the /etc/network/interfaces file to make it use a static ip it works but I don't want to do that. Any idea as to why this is happening ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you checked that the value that wheezy has for your MAC is the same as that which the router sees (and the address you reserved).

I discovered, by chance, that a view from one local system of my routers MAC differs from the one the router reports by the final bit. No idea why, and it doesn't seem to affect anything operational.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dandnsmith wrote:
Have you checked that the value that wheezy has for your MAC is the same as that which the router sees (and the address you reserved).

I discovered, by chance, that a view from one local system of my routers MAC differs from the one the router reports by the final bit. No idea why, and it doesn't seem to affect anything operational.


Hi Dan, I'm pretty sure the MAC address matches but I'll check - thanks for your reply
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also check that the IP address you want to use hasn't previously be allocated to a different MAC address. Turning on any logging options in the router may help.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
Also check that the IP address you want to use hasn't previously be allocated to a different MAC address. Turning on any logging options in the router may help.


OK thanks Nelz
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