Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

Professional Opinions
Ask a Question
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE

troubleshooting Question

Windows XP Laptop doesn't release/renew automatically

Avatar of mcrowley
mcrowley asked on
Windows Networking
6 Comments1 Solution247 ViewsLast Modified:
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.
Avatar of Pber
PberFlag of Canada imageSolutions Architect

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 6 Comments.
See Answers