Constant DHCP requests

OK, I’m not sure what happened, but I haven’t had it go crazy on me like it was. The only change I made on my end was changing the channel on the 5ghz frequency to a lower channel (the Rachio is connected to the 2.4ghz) which has a completely different SSID. I doubt this would affect the DHCP issues I was having, but it appears the Rachio is maintaining a solid DHCP lease for 12 hours (which is strange as I thought it would be 24 hours). At least it isn’t going nutty like it was…

Sep 21 00:12:49 dnsmasq-dhcp[666]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.101 0c:2a:69:0b:08:18 RACHIOSPRINKLER
Sep 21 12:12:51 dnsmasq-dhcp[666]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.101 0c:2a:69:0b:08:18
Sep 21 12:12:51 dnsmasq-dhcp[666]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.101 0c:2a:69:0b:08:18 RACHIOSPRINKLER
Sep 22 00:12:53 dnsmasq-dhcp[666]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.101 0c:2a:69:0b:08:18
Sep 22 00:12:53 dnsmasq-dhcp[666]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.101 0c:2a:69:0b:08:18 RACHIOSPRINKLER
Sep 22 12:12:55 dnsmasq-dhcp[666]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.101 0c:2a:69:0b:08:18
Sep 22 12:12:55 dnsmasq-dhcp[666]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.101 0c:2a:69:0b:08:18 RACHIOSPRINKLER

Please keep an eye on it; if you have a 24 hour lease time, a 12 hour renewal (50% of lease time) is normal - this allows the DHCP server to be unavailable for a while without affecting operation of devices on the network. See http://www.tcpipguide.com/free/t_DHCPLeaseRenewalandRebindingProcesses-2.htm for more info.

I don’t think your reconfiguration of networks would have made any difference - the dnsmasq daemon likely wasn’t even rebooted when changing the channel of a wifi interface.

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I thought maybe your team shot another firmware update over…whatever happened seemed to correct the issue as it was an everyday occurrence.

Thanks for the info/help and a huge thumbs up to Rachio as a company. Great products and support. Bravo! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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