I use pFsense to connect to 4 different company offices I use for work. Because of issues I have not been able to resolve I cannot leave the router online 24/7 because it interferes with video on demand services from Verizon. I am looking for a solution to that but in the mean time I have this other issue.
So the problem I have is when I want to remove the pFsense box from the network and move over the ActionTec router, I have to release the public IP or the AT router will not be able to pick up the IP.
In pFsense I tell it to release the IP, which according to the GUI it appears to do just that. But if you look at Wireshark captures I can see that it never sends DHCPRELEASE to the network. Because of this the AT router never picks up an IP and I need to call FiOS tech suport and tell them to break my lease. Sometimes that takes forever depending on how busy they are and how long I am on hold.
I tried releasing it from a command line as well but that did not seem to work. I can get it to renew the IP using cli but not release. Maybe the command I am using is not correct. I can renew it by running:
Pretty sure the correct syntax to release should be dhclient -r il0 but that does not work. Neither does dhclient il0 -r
Anyone have any ideas to get around this? I was running 1.2.3 but I have since upgraded to the latest 2x version and still have the same issue