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Windows XP Laptop doesn't release/renew automatically

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My boss has a laptop.  He has a home network (no server), and then we have a Windows network in the office.  The subnets are the same - 192.168.1.x.  Both use DHCP, but when he brings his laptop into the office, the laptop does not release/renew its IP address.  So, he boots up his laptop, logs in (uses cached credentials), and to get his drives mapped properly, he has to do ipconfig /release, /renew, then log out, and then log back in.  It's an annoying exercise to go through every day.

So, what I'm not sure is why this is happening.  My working theory is that it's because the subnets are the same.  The PC sees that the network subnet is valid, so it doesn't release/renew.  Is there any way ya'll know to force it to release/renew on a reboot or startup?

Thanks in advance.
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