Release vs renew

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by bangkokiscool, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. bangkokiscool

    bangkokiscool Addicted to LI Member

    OK really newbie question here.

    What is the difference between renew and release (Overview page)? When I hit renew the uptime clock resets. When I hit release the whole thing crashes. Tomato keeps running and I can connect via LAN but the connection to the internet is gone until I reset (recycle power) to the cable modem. Can someone explain this to me? Thanks!
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Renew resets the dhcp timer and release, releases the ip and sits idle until you tell it to do something.
  3. bangkokiscool

    bangkokiscool Addicted to LI Member

    Got it, thanks. I was getting thrown off by the word "release." It could mean "re-lease" as in go get a new lease. In Tomato apparently it means "release" as in to let something go. I assume going into the terminal and telling it to renew the wan would get the connection going again. Thanks again.
  4. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    It isn't just Tomato - it's a term in general use. As in Windows "ipconfig /release" and "ipconfig /renew"
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