I have this problem that when I boot Knoppix on my Windows box, it screws up the internet connection somehow, so Windows cannot get an IP when I reboot back to XP. I use Verizon FIOS. Normally I have to fix this by calling Verizon and having them reset the network interface.
I assume that Knoppix is doing something wierd with ARP or something, I don't know, I am not a network engineer.
I have read some random stuff on the internets that things like this can get caused by the OS giving out a fake Mac address or that there is some other mac-address-related conflict going on.
Anybody know what could be wrong and how to fix it?