Warning about DHCP Not Working

Gary_EGary_E Member Posts: 3
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Hello, I'm using the Fing device and apps on an iPad, Android phone and Windows desktop computer (wired connection) - all working fine. I added a new laptop to my home network (WiFi connection). On this laptop (and not on any of my other home network devices), Fing reports that there is a problem with DHCP and that new devices may not be able to connect. DHCP is in fact working perfectly (I tested, including rebooting my router). In case it's relevant, I'm using two access points in addition to my router. Appreciate any ideas on this. Thanks!
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  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    Hi @Gary_E welcome to the community and thanks for asking your question.
    I'm wondering if the wireless connection from the laptop is connecting to the AP's and for some reason it's part of the problem?  Try disconnecting the AP's as a test and see if the laptop connects to the router through that wireless connection, and does it operate as it should?
    Just trying to eliminate some factors to see where the issue 'follows' a pattern.  Let me know what you find out.
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  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,127
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    @Gary_E, I was getting strange DHCP messages on my MAC on the last version of Fing desktop.  The latest version of the desktop cleared it up for me at least.  Do you have the latest installed? (1.3.0)
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  • GaoGaoGaoGao Member Posts: 30
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    Same here, "DHCP not healthy" but no connection issue on any host on my network. V1.3.0
    If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    That's just weird.
    I wonder if @Robin or @Ciaran can advise what 'DHCP not healthy' means in Fing terms.
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  • RobinRobin Administrator, Fing Team Posts: 3,702
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    Hi All,
    Thanks for your post. If you click on the (?) icon next to warning, it will explain the technical and standard meaning of the warning with an option to disable the warning as well.
    Robin (Admin at Fing)
    Getting Started? Please refer to Community guidelines & Community User Guides("Helping Hand"). HAPPY POSTING!!!
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