Basically what happened is l connected my PC directly to the modem in modem mode to test the connectivity when initially got connectivity from VM.
Later, I purchased EdgeRouter (Ubiquiti) and it failed to get DHCP on WAN interface.
On PCAP l could see that the device sends DISCOVERY but nothing was coming back.
Magically it started to work as soon as l cloned MAC address from my PC to the WAN IP of the router:
set interfaces ethernet eth0 address dhcp set interfaces ethernet eth0 description 'WAN - (ISP)' set interfaces ethernet eth0 duplex auto set interfaces ethernet eth0 firewall in name FROM-WAN-2-LAN set interfaces ethernet eth0 firewall local name FROM-WAN-2-EXT.IP.LOCAL set interfaces ethernet eth0 mac 'x:x:x:x:x:x'
So it's some sort of cache or MAC address security form the ISP side, but l don't know if l can do much about it.
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My services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired 2 WiFi,) SH2 in modem mode with Airport Extreme Router. On VIVID200, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.