Having Trouble changing the IP of my wireless network

indexphp asked 2 years ago

I am having lots of trouble trying to change the IP address of my wireless home network. I have a Linksys router setup, and my ISP (Cox Communications) uses DHCP and dynamic IP's. We have about 3 computers in the house that use this network.

I have tried using...

[code]ip/release[/code]

and

[code]ip/renew[/code]

That didn't do it though.

I logged directly into my Linksys router interface and see that the Client Release Time is set to 1 day. I bumped that down to 1 hour and unplugged my router for 2, but I still have the same IP as before. I also used the Clone MAC address and that didn't change anything.

Is it possible I did this part incorrectly and have to go ip/release, THEN unplug my router for past the Client Release Time, THEN go ip/renew? Or is it possible that my ISP has a different Client Release Time than my router and theirs is what matters?

My ISP seems to be flabbergasted that I would even ask them how to change my IP address, and they have been no help whatsoever.

Meanwhile, I am practically giving myself ulcers trying to figure this thing out. 🙂

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

1 Answers
Steve Bonilla Staff answered 2 years ago

That client release time is for your local IP. Changing your local IP isn't going to do much, but if you want to make sure it changes, just adjust the DHCP range of your router.

Are you confusing your internal IP with your external? Happens a lot. If so, read the post that I link to in my sig.

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