ip address on lan getting hijacked

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Fri May 30 22:11:05 UTC 2008

chris dunn wrote:
> My home lan is set up based upon a Linksys wireless access point and router 
> which has an address of
    OK the router has a old standard 192.168.1.x ip.

>  My main work station is set with a 
> static ip address of, (in /etc/network/interfaces) and I use 
> other work stations to access this machine via nxclient and nxserver (running 
> on
    In other words you set the work station with a static ip of and it works. From a router I always use DHCP so the router 
just gives me the next ip/
> All works well until 9.30 a.m. every morning when is taken down 
> and reset to, apparently by dhclient accessing the dhcp server 
> running on the wap.
    Your wireless part of the router is causing the problem.

>  Any nxclient connections crash as the nxserver ip address 
> has changed.
> Syslog provides the following messages :
> May 30 09:30:04 bessie dhclient: DHCPREQUEST of <null address> 
> Tia.
    To fix this put your work station not on static but DHCP and relax. 
It will change but who cares?



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