Change DHCP Leas Time on windows. Do you ever wonder why your big downloads, which take a bit longer, get interupt, and you have to keep them for downloading again? Here’s why! It has to do with DHCP lease time. A DHCP lease is a dynamic protocol set by the router server and get renew at certain time. A dynamic IP address is assigned to every device connected to the wi-fi router, which is necessary for connecting to the internet. Your device IP address is changed or renewed after a certain period is set in the router configuration. Fluctuations in internet connections often result in interruptions in downloads. Using Windows 11’s router configuration settings, we will show you how to check the lease time details and renew or change them.
Check DHCP Lease Time details using Command Prompt.
- 1: Select Windows + R to open the Run dialog box.
- 2: Next, type cmd on your keyboard and press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER keys Command Prompt as admin.
- 3: Click “Continue” to accept the UAC prompt.
- 4: Type ipconfig /all at the command prompt and press the Enter key to view the details of the network adapter.
- 5: Scroll down the output of the command prompt to view Wireless LAN adapter wi-fi’s information.
- Step 6: Here, Lease Obtained indicates when the device receives its new IP address from the router.
- Step 7: Lease Expires marks the point at which the device releases its IP address. Also, DHCP Server is the router’s IP address that is in use for logging in as an administrator to make changes to its configuration.
How to Renew the DHCP Lease time
It is possible that the user is not authorize to change the router configuration settings if he does not have the necessary details. Therefore, renewal of the DHCP lease time can be helpful before starting any downloads since most router lease times are set to 2 hours (120 minutes). Here’s how to renew your DHCP lease time.
- Press Windows + R to create the Run dialog box.
- Type cmd into the Run box and press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER to launch Command Prompt as admin.
- Follow the prompts by clicking Yes to continue.
- Enter the given command below and hit the Enter key to run it.
- After renew Once the DHCP lease time is , run the ipconfig /all command to check your DHCP lease time.
- Now you can close command prompt.
How to Change DHCP Lease Time
It is important to note that the DHCP Lease time change using Router credentials requires the administrator credentials for the router. You can continue reading if you know your router’s username and password.
Step 1: Open a new tab on your browser.
Step 2: Paste the IP address (192.168.0.1) and hit Enter to reach the router’s home page.
NOTE: most routers use 192.168.0.1 as their IP address. To find out or confirm your router’s IP address, please follow the steps provided below.
Access Command Prompt as admin by selecting Win + R for launching Run box, type cmd, and press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER keys.
Then, Execute ipconfig /all in the command prompt and see the DHCP Server details your router’s IP address.
Open the router homepage in a new tab and enter the Username and Password of the router to log in by clicking on the login button as shown in the below image.
Login and select DHCP on the left side of the configuration page.
Ensure that the DHCP Settings option (seen below DHCP) is selected.
On the right side of the page, you will see the DHCP settings page.
Update the Lease Time field to the time length in minutes.
NOTE: By default, the timer runs for 120 minutes, i.e., 2 hours.
Next, click the Save button to adjust your router’s Lease Time settings, as shown below.
If you wish, close the router page tab.
How to change the DHCP lease time for your wi-fi router on your Windows 11 computer.
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