Hub v2 here.
My Netgear Orbi decided it was going to completely meltdown over the weekend (I think the wind blew from the north again) and I had to factory reset it - which means I lost my DHCP Reservations.
The ST-Hub decided it’s going to grab 192.168.1.111. I have my homebridge and homecloud setup for 244.
Now; you may be thinking: “Well Squeaky, why don’t you just change the configurations to match the new IP address?”
Well let me answer that question for you random internet stranger, because I have a semi-connected home that runs software that is dependent on things like IP addresses not changing. And when a DHCP lease expires, it sometimes will get a completely different IP address; so changing the IP configuration every 24 hours is not as simple.
What is simple, is allowing us to set a static IP on the hub that would allow us to, you know, control those variables… But who I am kidding, that would also give us some type of local access to the hub, and we can’t have that.
tl;dr: My question is, is there anyway to force the hub to get a new IP address? I’ve set my IP reservation, just like I have the last 20 times this has happened, but for some reason, it’s not letting go of the 111 address. I’ve power cycled the router, the hub, I left it offline for a few hours, nothing. My lease time is currently 24 hours (cannot change it) and it’s been almost 72 hours and it will not release that IP.
The next step is to get out the troubleshooting hammer…