I dont know what it is then... Mine enters an endless loop. The internet works, The only way I can explain the connection working is that the router has an IP reserved for the MAC address, and that the requests are sent at a rate of 2 per second, so it may give the impression of a continious connection, but it's really not.
I managed to force it to stop by killing the dhcpd daemon, and disabling all kinds of auto network setup in vasm... but it is indeed weird. maybe others should look out for this.