Linksys Adapter and Comcast
A couple of months ago I started having trouble getting to various sites including Amazon.com. It hasn't been too big a deal since I have access at work. It seems there are more and more sites becoming unavailable though.
Configuration: Clone box with Mandrake 9.1 and three linksys adapters; eth0 connects to a linksys router, eth1 connects to an apple extreme wireless router and eth2 connects to the comcast cable modem.
So I brought down the cable modem and connected my Windows box directly to the modem. The Windows box has a MB based network chipset and it worked ok. I was able to get to Amazon and other sites. But I also noted that I had a completely different IP address.
Last night I brought down the firewall and replaced eth2's adapter with one from my wife's computer, both Linksys. It was on a different network (a 71 address) as well and it couldn't see the gateway or resolve any hostnames.
I brought it down again and pulled a card from my OpenBSD box, again a linksys and put it in the firewall and brought it back up. This time it had network access but it was on the same network as the first linksys card (67 network) and didn't have access to Amazon again.
My next step is to pick up a non-linksys card and give it a try but I was curious if anyone else is experiencing a similar problem. I tried a search, both here and on Google but didn't find anything.