said by AnonMan :
Best way is to log into your modem, see when the IP is set to renew and make sure to have it unplugged for a few hours during that window it would normally renew.
In my 3600 modem, there is a "Link Tree" under the diagnostics tab. In that tree is an entry \-->dhcp0 is UP. Clicking on dhcp0, I see something like this:
ISSUED ADDR: aa.b.ccc.ddd
ACQUIRED: Fri Dec 7 16:06:18 CST 2012 (past)
RENEW: Fri Dec 14 16:06:18 CST 2012 +108.3 hours
REBIND: Wed Dec 19 22:06:18 CST 2012 +234.3 hours
EXPIRES: Fri Dec 21 16:06:18 CST 2012 +11.57 days
If I understand this correctly, the renewal is scheduled on 12/14 but, even if I delayed renewing the IP, by disconnecting the modem, I would still have to wait until the expiration, 12/21 before I would get a different IP?
The way out of that is to issue a DHCP release. But, I don't see a DHCP release button on the modem.
As far as I'm concerned, it is more than just a torrent issue. It is advertising networks whose business is to mind my business that I think about. Static IP addresses (or static like addresses) are beginning to be viewed as PII (Personally identifiable information).
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I have to say with this Uverse, that I do not like the lengthy DHCP leases along with no DHCP release function available in the modem.