Tomato can't get IP through my ADSL-box (bridge)

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by menses, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. menses

    menses LI Guru Member

    I'm trying to connect to the Internet with this setup:
    laptop --> tomato (as a router) --> ADSL-modem (as a bridge) --> Internet

    However I can't get IP-address for the tomato through my ADSL-modem, which is in bridge mode.
    My ISP uses DHCP.

    If I remove tomato from the equation, i.e.
    laptop --> ADSL-modem (as a bridge) --> Internet

    Then everything works fine... laptop gets public IP and I have access to internet.

    And if I keep tomato in the equation and change the ADSL box to routing mode
    laptop --> tomato (as a router) --> ADSL-modem (as a router) --> Internet

    Then everything is OK too, but tomato has just a private IP address...

    So what could be the reason for tomato not getting IP through the ADSL-bridge while my laptop can?
  2. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    Is this your problem?
  3. menses

    menses LI Guru Member

    It could be, thanks for the heads up.

    I have some differences with awer1967's ISP though
    - his ISP uses 100Mb LAN, I use ADSL
    - my ISP doesn't restrict connections by MAC addresses

    But maybe these are all unrelated to the underlying problem which seems to be DHCP.

    Hopefully there's some connection and we can kill two birds with one stone, as they say.
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