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Old 11-28-2004, 08:25 PM   #1
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Default Client Lease Time

I'm configuring my Linksys WRT54GS and I was wondering what I should set my Client Lease time (using DHCP) to.
Right now, it's at 0 (0 is for a day, and I think that's the maximum).

What happens when the lease time is up?

"The Client Lease Time is the amount of time a network user will be allowed connection to the Router with their current dynamic IP address. Enter the amount of time, in minutes, that the user will be "leased" this dynamic IP address."

I guess this means that when time's up, my connection will be given a new Dynamic IP? Will that affect my connection at all?

Like if I'm playing a game, and the lease is "up", will my connection die for a little bit and kill me out of my game?

If so, is the only way to avoid problems is to use static IP's?
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Old 11-28-2004, 08:39 PM   #2
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Default Client Lease Time

the DHCP server says "you can have this IP address for <lease time>"

If the DHCP server doesn't hear back from the client during the lease time it will hand out that address to another computer.

in your case the client renews its IP address at half the lease time - so if lease time is a day at 12 hours the client will say - "hey! I'm still using this address and I'd like to keep it for <lease time>

and so on and so forth.

nothing to worry about.
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Old 11-28-2004, 09:16 PM   #3
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