troubleshooting Question

Changing Lease Duration for DHCP clients

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We run a small network for a small company of about 100 people and we have a lot of users that use our Wi-Fi with iPhones, AppleWatches, iPads, Androids and other devices. We also have clients that come in for meetings that use our Wi-Fi and take up IP addresses.

We are starting to run low on available DHCP IPs and our lease has always been 8 Days for years. We are thinking of changing that along with having users not use their personal devices on our network.

Our question is if we change the lease to 3 days, does that have any kind of negative impact on DHCP or the network? Too much activity or just something that we are potentially missing?

Any help would be appreciated.
Tom Cieslik
IT Superintendent
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