Frequent DHCP requests from Wii

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Wed Jan 9 11:32:29 PST 2008

On Jan 9, 2008, at 10:48 AM, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:
> We've got a Wii in the house, and I've got an entry for it in my  
> dhcpd.conf
> host wii { hardware ethernet 00:19:1d:dd:66:d3; fixed-address  
>; }
> which correctly resolves to
> And everything works fine.  However, the Wii keeps on making  
> requests every few minutes.  Here is a bit of the dhcpd logs.  The  
> requests come at irregular 1, 2, 5, and 9 minute intervals in this  
> bit of the log.

Do you have an entry like:

   default-lease-time 100000; your dhcpd.conf?  That might help convince the Wii to keep hold  
of its lease for a longer period of time without continuously renewing  
it every few minutes.  Otherwise, talk to Sega or whoever about their  
DHCP client...


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