DHCP troubles...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Malus, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Malus macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2005
    I'm just having the baddest of luck these past few weeks. I posted about a week ago about my linksys router and how I had to restart it every few hours. I decided to buy a d-link router, my uncles has one and has had no problems with it, and his set up at home is similar to mine.

    Anyway, now that I have to d-link router I keep on having to go physically into the router and release/renew the DHCP. We have 3 computers. 2 windowsxp (1 being wired and 1 being wireless) and my macbook, which is wireless.

    Does anyone know how I can fix this DHCP problem? Do you think its one of the other 2 computers screwing up something?

  2. chemistnwu macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2007
    You're not the only one having these issues. I sometimes have to manually renew my DHCP lease (through System Preferences > Network) every 45 minutes or so. I called my ISP about it, and they ran a test and detected no issues. After further research, I came across a couple of interesting posts:


    If you do an internet search for your ISP and connection issues or bandwidth, you're likely to find a flood of forum posts about ISPs throttling connections to prevent illegal downloading. I don't know if this is the case, but I think there's a good chance this might be a glitch in OS X (as stated by the author of the first link).

    Sorry I don't have a solution for you. My ISP was quite helpful, offering my repeated renewing of the DHCP lease as the solution. That's a great solution (insert sarcastic smirk).

    Anyone have anything more helpful?

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