Re: Free wifi not working in bagatelle

From: Ish Sookun <>
Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2015 14:35:11 +0400

On Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 2:22 PM, Loganaden Velvindron <>

> I went to bagatelle, and noticed that it's impossible to get an IP
> address, despite the fact that we have still have plenty of IP
> addresses left in Africa :-)

How come ​not getting an IP assigned within ​a free hotspot area has
anything to do with IP addresses left in Africa?

It seems that the DHCP server, the piece of software that gives out IP
> address automatically to devices, is out of IP addresses. I think that
> they need to use bigger pool of private addresses to sustain more
> clients.

​The issue needs to be investigated at the hotspot's router level. It might
me keeping addresses in the MAC table for more than 24 hours or and thus
running out of addresses when new devices request.

​You could still have got a decent connection if you forced your device to
a static IP. Although that would be just a counter solution :-)​


​Ish Sookun
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