DHCP troubles...

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

  1. Malus macrumors 6502

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    Jul 19, 2005
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    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?


    Thanks!!
     
  2. chemistnwu macrumors newbie

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    Sep 19, 2007
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    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:

    http://lists.sans.org/pipermail/unisog/2007-January/027056.html
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=191766

    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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