Why is there a time delay if I disconnect my broadband router or PC and connect a different device?
Pivit's architecture is much simpler than other systems deployed (like DSL). For instance a broadband router is not required to connect to the Pivit service, likewise complex authentication systems using PPPoE are not utilised.
Pivit's systems provide an IP address to a single device (PC, router, server) in a customer's premises by using the DHCP protocol. The DHCP lease time provided by the Pivit network is a minimum of 15 minutes and a maximum of 30 minutes.
What does all this mean?
If you disconnect your broadband router or a PC that is directly connected to the Pivit network and then connect a new or different device then your need to wait approximately 15 minutes before this new device will receive an IP address. (Disconnecting and reconnecting the same device will not be impacted.)
See the FAQ about broadband routers by clicking here.
Contact Pivit Support for further assistance.