What is DHCP Lease Time & What Should I Set it To?

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    If you've ever set up a router at your home or business, one of the settings you may have noticed is DHCP lease time. Unless you're an experience IT professional, it's highly likely that you may have bypassed this setting completely, especially if you aren't sure what it does or what value you should assign to this field.

    DHCP Not Enabled

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    Picture this: You want to get online at your office to correspond with clients, work on your presentation, and finish out your daily tasks. Maybe you're at home, and you just want to wind down and stream video or check your social media accounts. You click on your favorite web browser - and suddenly, you're hit with an error message. You check your connections and everything seems good. Maybe you even contact your ISP to see if there's an outage. But these don't seem to be the problem.

    DHCP Range

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    If you've ever had to set up a network, you know just how frustrating it can be. While a simple home network with a laptop or two can be set up in just minutes using plug and play equipment, setting up a bigger network can be more time consuming - and a bigger hassle. One of the most frustrating things you may encounter is connection problems. Maybe it's just your computer that doesn't connect to the internet. Perhaps your coworkers are also having problems, or maybe your customers using your free Wi-Fi are also having connection problems. While these problems

    DHCP Lookup Failed

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    Connecting to the internet should be easy, right? You should be able to turn on your laptop, desktop computer, or other device and immediately be able to connect to your network, shouldn't you? At least that's what your device vendor or the commercials for new modems and routers have led you to believe. But networks can be complicated, and you can encounter errors that can leave you completely frustrated. One of those errors you may encounter is DHCP Lookup Failed. If you're new to computer networks, you may be scratching your head, but this error is actually quite simple to

    DHCP Error

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    Being able to reliably connect to your network is important, whether you're knocking out work at the office or just taking advantage of all the internet has to offer through your home network. You open your laptop or log onto your device and try to do something online - maybe it's searching for something on your web browser, reading and responding to emails, or just watching some online videos. However, when you try to get online, you receive an error. Now what?

    Change Network Security Key

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    It is a good idea to change your network security key every once in a while. You should treat it just like a password.

    DHCP Client ID

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    If you work on a network at home or at your office, you probably already know that multiple devices can be connected at one time to your network. However, have you ever stopped to think of how these devices are identified? They are identified by the DHCP Client ID.

    DHCP Client List

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    If you work in an office with multiple computers and users or even if you have your own home network, you probably already know a little bit about the different settings and steps needed to get your computers and other devices on the internet. When multiple devices are connected, you may need to know who is connected to your network. You can do that by accessing your DHCP client list.

    Best Wireless Router for PlayStation 4

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    Video game consoles have become more advanced than ever in recent years. Not only have game options expanded and graphics improved to become more realistic, but modern day consoles such as the PlayStation 4 offer more than just video games. These gaming systems can become connected devices that allow you to purchase games, compete with players around the world, and even surf the web. In order to do that, the right equipment is needed and that includes a wireless router.

    Choosing a Wireless Router

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    A wireless router is the most important component of your home network. It allows you to connect your home network to an Internet source. It also enables the devices connected to the home network to communicate wirelessly with one another, making it easier to exchange files and print documents.