FIOS DHCP leases are MAC bound between the router and the ONT. When swapping routers, it is imperative to release your DHCP lease, otherwise, the new router may not be able to obtain a DHCP lease.
There are several ways to release your DHCP lease:
- Via router GUI. Verizon routers provide this function. Some, but not all, third party routers also provide this function.
- Power off router for two hours. Verizon's standard DHCP lease interval is 2 hours. When the existing DHCP lease has expired, the new router should be able to obtain a new DHCP lease.
- Clone the MAC address of the old router to the new router.
- Reboot the ONT.
- Call the FSC to break the existing lease.
To release DHCP lease on the Actiontec or Westell router:
|Actiontec MI424-WR||Westell 9100EM
|1||Click on MY NETWORK icon at the top.||Click on MY NETWORK icon at the top.
|2||Select NETWORK CONNECTIONS from the menu on the left.||Select NETWORK CONNECTIONS from the menu on the left.
|3||Select BROADBAND CONNECTION (coax or ethernet) depending on your connection to the ONT.||Select BROADBAND CONNECTION (coax or ethernet) depending on your connection to the ONT.
|4||Click SETTINGS||Select CONFIGURE CONNECTION
|5||Click RELEASE||Click RELEASE
|6||Click APPLY||Click OK
|7||Disconnect the router immediately to prevent it from re-requesting a DHCP lease.||Disconnect the router immediately to prevent it from re-requesting a DHCP lease.|