Initiate an IP address refresh

tourigatouriga Member Posts: 31
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Today I needed to give an existing device a new specific static address.  I did so on my router.

So all good.  However, for as long as the device was connected, and until its lease expired, I was stuck with the old IP address.  I immediately turned to the Fing App hoping to see a device action to refresh or release its IP address.

Eventually I resorted to rebooting my router (and disrupting the rest of my family from their important social media activities).

If it is possible to force a lease expiry or IP refresh on a specific device to relinquish its IP and take on a newly assigned static address that would be a really useful little feature.
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  • tourigatouriga Member Posts: 31
    10 Comments 5 Awesomes First Anniversary Name Dropper
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    Today I needed to give an existing device a new specific static address.  I did so on my router.

    So all good.  However, for as long as the device was connected, and until its lease expired, I was stuck with the old IP address.  I immediately turned to the Fing App hoping to see a device action to refresh or release its IP address.

    Eventually I resorted to rebooting my router (and disrupting the rest of my family from their important social media activities).

    If it is possible to force a lease expiry or IP refresh on a specific device to relinquish its IP and take on a newly assigned static address that would be a really useful little feature.
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