I got my new Shaw XB6 Service working today. On my ASUS Router I unplugged my bridged TELUS Adsl service and plugged in my Shaw bridged service expecting it to JUST WORK. But it didn't. The ASUS router said "Your ISP's DHCP does not work correctly".
After a good healthy round of swearing and trying several things I come up the hypothesis that the XB6 was Mac Locked and was refusing to give the IP address up to my ASUS router and communicate with it.
You see while the tech was bridging the modem, this was done on my laptop which was plugged into the XB6, and not the ASUS router. The XB6 was bridged and it worked great on the laptop, and the tech left. And so I plugged it into my router and then several hours of swearing ensued.
So to test my hypothesis I took the MAC Address from my laptop and set the Asus router to the show the same MAC Address and VIOLA the XB6 gave up the IP address to my Asus router and everything was fine.
So I am making this posting for two reasons:
1. So the anyone else who runs into this problem will know what causes it.
2. To get some suggestions on the best way to release that MAC lock on the XB6, so thoughts?