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I've had the same issue. The dhclient daemon is insane. The sanity checks need work. It should go something like this: Discover existing lease information (/var/lib/dhcp/*) Validate all interfaces for DHCP configuration (/etc/network/interfaces) If an interface is statically configured then clear DHCP lease information and ignore the interface for the ...


Yes, if you have a wifi router plugged into the cable modem, the cable modem thinks only one device is connected. Additionally, all wi-fi routers (that I know of) come with a feature which mirrors the MAC address of your current computer so that the cable modem thinks it is just your same old computer still connected, not a new machine of any kind.

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