[Techtalk] thanks for all the help!

John White John.White at Sun.COM
Wed Aug 7 13:29:13 EST 2002

Agreed. I can only speak from personal experience, and that of one friend who also subscribes to Time-Warner Cable (RoadRunner). So far, without exception, a hard reset has resulted in issuance of a new DHCP IP.


Nils Philippsen wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-08-05 at 18:06, John White wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I recommend resetting your cable modem to force a change of your "semi
> > static dhcp" address. Please accept my apology if you already know how
> > to do this and don't need the following:
> >
> > Shut down (power off) all DHCP-using machines on your LAN. Power off
> > the switch/hub that has the cable modem as a WAN link. Power off the
> > cable modem, and leave it off for several minutes to ensure that the
> > capacitor powering its memory has fully discharged. Power everything
> > back up in reverse order (cable modem > switch/hub > PCs). You should
> > be able to verify that a forced DHCP release/renew has occurred.
> This depends on whether the DHCP server re-issues the same IP to the
> same "endpoint", based on a MAC address with Ethernet or on some similar
> hardware ID with cable modems.
> Nils
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