Fix Your computer has lost the lease to its IP Address on the Network Card

If you see a message Your computer has lost the lease to its IP Address <IP ADDRESS> on the Network Card with network address <NETWORK ADDRESS> then know that is caused due to the timeout caused for DHCPv6 address. This is used to connect the client to the user a network as an independent client or a part of a domain. Today, we will be taking a look at how to fix this error on Windows 10.

Your computer has lost the lease to its IP Address

Your computer has lost the lease to its IP Address

We will be taking the following steps to get this error fixed-

  1. Reboot your router.
  2. Flush the DNS cache.
  3. Reset Network adapter.
  4. Toggle the DHCPv6 Lease Time.
  5. Disable IPv6 in Network Center.

1] Reboot your router

You can turn off your router for a few minutes and then turn it back on to check if the error goes away.

2] Flush the DNS Configuration

Hit the WINKEY + X combination and click on Command Prompt (Admin).

Now enter the following three commands sequentially and one by one to flush the DNS cache:

ipconfig/release
ipconfig/renew
ipconfig/flushdns

Once done, just exit the Command Prompt and check if that fixes your issue.

You may want to reset Winsock & reset TCP/IP as well.

3] Reset Network adapter

You can also reset your Network adapter and check if that fixes your issue.

4] Toggle the DHCPv6 Lease Time

Start by logging in to the Admin panel of your router.

Navigate to the DHCPv6 settings inside it.

Now, look for a field for Lease Time. Increase the Lease Time value to something greater than what is already entered as per your convenience.

Apply the configuration and reboot your router for the settings to be applied.

5] Disable IPv6 in Network Center

To disable IPv6, start by hitting the WINKEY + X button combinations and click on Network Connections.

It will open the Settings app on a specific page. On the right side panel, click on the link that says Network and Sharing Center.

It will open the Control Panel. On the right side, click on the network that you are connected to. Next, click on Properties

In the list that it populates, uncheck the listing that says – Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).

Click OK and close all other windows. Check if that fixes your issues.

Hope something here helped you.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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