Your computers, printers, and other such devices that are connected to a LAN (Local Area Network) should have an IP address to communicate with each other and also connect to the Internet. In case your network uses DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) to assign the IP addresses to your devices, then these IP addresses will not be assigned permanently. DHCP assigns these IP addresses to the devices temporarily for fixed periods of time. Scroll down this page to know how to shorten DHCP lease time.
The DHCP Lease time is the time from the assigning of IP addresses to your computers/devices (in your network) by your router up to the time at which it expires. You can alter this DHCP lease time on your Windows 10 computer (connected to your network) easily.
Let us now see how to shorten the DHCP Lease time on your Windows 10 computer:
If you wish to shorten your DHCP lease time, you have to access the DHCP settings on your router. Follow the steps given here to do the same:
NOTE: We will be using the ASUS ZenWiFi AX (XT8) router for the following demonstration. Even if the settings might vary according to the model of your router, the basic steps will usually be the same on all models.
Now, continue reading to know how to shorten DHCP Lease time your Windows.
You have now successfully know how to shorten DHCP lease time on your Windows 10 computer.