DHCP Leases

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by hammerc, Aug 28, 2002.

  1. hammerc

    hammerc Guest

    Does anyone know how to change the length of a DHCP Lease from the default of one week in windows XP?
    I want to shorten the time period because I often connect my work laptop (running Windows NT 4.0) to my home network and I have to release the lease on the current IP address before it will work at work.
    I already tried to add a batch file to my work laptop to release the lease, however, since I am only a user on my laptop, I do not have sufficient permissions on my laptop to release the ip address unless I log in as an administrator.
     
  2. elderec

    elderec Guest

    DHCP lease is determined by the DHCP server, not the client.
     
  3. hammerc

    hammerc Guest

    I am aware of that. My Desktop is the DHCP Server (using the defualt Internet connection sharing) that is in Windows XP. However, I can't find out how to change the length of the lease or for that matter the IP range list.
     
  4. elderec

    elderec Guest

    You didn't specify that your pc was the DHCP server :p But no there is no way to change the default lease for XP ICS.