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I acquired a new laptop and the wifi lease expires.

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    I acquired a new laptop and the wifi lease expires.


    Does anyone know why the wifi lease expires, and if it's possible to stop it? My laptop is an Acer Aspire v5 running windows 8 64-bit. If anyone knows why, please tell me because i find restarting the wifi every day tedious when working from home. Has this happened to anyone else?

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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    It has nothing to do with your laptop. Your router assigns the lease time and it should be renewed automatically - see Lease Renewals

    Have a look at ipconfig /all...and let us know what it says. Your Wifi not working may not be due to IP leasing.

    Code:
    PS C:\Windows\system32> ipconfig /all
    Windows IP Configuration
       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Windows_MacBook
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2:
       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 12-17-F2-E7-AB-2A
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros AR5008X Wireless Network Adapter
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-17-F2-E7-AB-2A
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5541:8383:9f65:c067%4(Preferred)
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.31(Preferred)
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:13:39 AM
       Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:13:39 AM
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
       DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
       DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 67114994
       DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1B-88-4E-70-00-17-F2-C2-C8-95
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    If your Laptop's wifi adapter is not getting a new lease from the Wifi Hotspot or Access point. Next question is, is this your own personally paid Internet connection, or are you using a public wifi hotspot.
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