Wii requesting DHCp every 2 minutes

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by kzrssk, May 8, 2008.

  1. kzrssk

    kzrssk LI Guru Member

    Hey all,

    I'm running Tomato 1.19 on a WHR-HP-G54 (I've also noticed this on earlier versions). One of the clients is a Wii, connected wirelessly. I happened to notice, while looking at the logs the other day, that the Wii requests an address as often as every two minutes. Is anyone else seeing anything like that? Is that normal behavior for the Wii? It's not flooding my network or anything; I can access websites and play games normally, so it's not all that important that I figure out what it is, but it's really weird and something I'm wondering about.

    Any feedback is appreciated.

    Edit: I should also add that I have that WiiConnect24 thing enabled, to pull weather and news whenever it needs to. Still not sure why a standard 24-hour DHCP lease isn't working for it though.
  2. jnappert

    jnappert LI Guru Member

    I noticed the same behavior. My log is crowded by this entries....
  3. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

  4. kzrssk

    kzrssk LI Guru Member

    Yeah, I'm not too concerned because, like I said, I can surf and play games normally. It's still odd behavior, though...
  5. Morac

    Morac Network Guru Member

    The Wii doesn't keep a constant wireless connection. It only connects to check for data and then drops the wireless link. Apparently it does it every 1 to 8 minutes (which is kind of excessive).

    You can shut off the 24 connect feature to keep it from doing that, but it doesn't harm anything to leave it on.
  6. davidw89

    davidw89 Addicted to LI Member

    So how am i suppose to connect a Wii to my Buffalo (same as the opening poster with same firmware) when i have DHCP off?
  7. xcooling

    xcooling LI Guru Member

    Manually Assign the IP.

    Same as u would for any device when dhcp is disabled.
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