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- Join Date
- Dec 2010
Can a router be cleaned or formated?
I needed some data from that forum, but I couldn't get in. Seemed my IP was also blocked, so I disconnected the router, connected straight to the modem, rebooted the tower and the modem, showed a new IP, got into the forum, and collected the wanted data.
So it seems that the router holds old IP's data.
Is there a way to clean out or format a router, to erase the old IP's it holds?
Not the router but the modem. The cable modem know what is connected to it. via the MAC. If you want a new IP Address you just have to reset the router and it should get a new IP Address.
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- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
Most routers have an IP release/renew capability, or disconnect/reconnect. That should force your ISP's DHCP server to assign you a new IP address.Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!