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DHCP Lease Renewal
Authored by: JustyTylor on Apr 04, '02 03:43:25PM

Hmm. Sounds, for one thing, like the first poster wasn't noting a problem so much as how smoothly DHCP works for him. DHCP is *supposed* to give you a new address if you cut your cable modem connection, especially since there are so many people on that same system starting up/restarting/etc. their own computers. There would be quite a bit of IP shuffling.

Okay, so on to the other problems. At this point, the only thing I can really say is that I have never had a problem switching my PowerBook G4 667 from my work connection to a school connection in my office, or to my home connection, where I connect to via an AirPort basestation running DHCP to allow my Blue and White G3 to connect via ethernet (I share a DSL connection between the two of them). One thing I have occasionally done to make the transition easier between my different locations is to log out, put my computer to sleep, and log back in when I get to my destination. At the worst, I'll have to input my closed AirPort network's name and password to use my home LAN. So, the long-out/sleep/log-in steps might solve this problem without being as troublesome as shutting down and restarting.

My two cents,

Justin



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