1.    11 Apr 2017 #1
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    How to check/change my wireless adapter's lease time


    This was mentioned in another thread I started as a solution to my internet issues, but I have yet to get an answer despite asking about it multiple times, so here's a brand new thread about this particular issue in the hope that someone will finally answer me.

    I have a Netgear ac1900 adapter, and I'm trying to see if the lease time is set to 30 minutes or something ridiculous, since every thirty minutes i have to waste several minutes diagnosing my broken wi-fi connection. It always tells me it fixed an unavailable gateway issue. I keep googling all manner of lease time issues and nothing tells me exactly where to go or how to find this particular setting. Will someone please help walk me through it?

    EDIT: this problem is exclusive to my laptop. None of the other computers in the house have this problem. And I can't pop the machine open to see if the internet cables are borked because I don't know how to remove the battery on this ASUS model, and apparently neither does anyone else.
    Last edited by 5thman; 11 Apr 2017 at 18:39.
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  2.    11 Apr 2017 #2
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    ipconfig /all from command prompt shows lease information like this
    Code:
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 2, 2017 12:23:17 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 2, 2017 1:23:18 AM
    Ipconfig

    EDIT I looked at your other post - the lease times above comes from the information you posted there from the "Wireless Report". The information comes from the ipconfig command though.
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  3.    11 Apr 2017 #3
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    So does that mean the lease is only an hour long?

    I still dont' know how or where to alter the setting, to make it longer like that one poster suggested. If it's even possible.
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  4.    11 Apr 2017 #4
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    Lease time should not be a problem on a small network, The only time it becomes a problem is if you have say 200 IP's and then you have have 200 IP's leased out and then computer 201 cannot connect until one of the leases time out, Even if there are only 150 active connections computer 201 may not get an IP, Depends on your router and how it handles computers when they disconnect.
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  5.    11 Apr 2017 #5
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    If your having a problem just set a static IP then it won't need to renew
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  6.    11 Apr 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuria View Post
    If your having a problem just set a static IP then it won't need to renew
    You mean go into the settings and manually enter it? I tried that, and an hour later the internet still keeps dropping for other reasons. The fix it recommends for that issue basically undoes the manually entered ip and whatnot, and then I'm back to having to fix the first issue every half hour.

    And as I should've reiterated in the op here, this problem is exclusive to my laptop. None of the other computers in the house have this problem. And I can't pop the machine open to see if the internet cables are borked because I don't know how to remove the battery on this ASUS model, and apparently neither does anyone else.
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