Hello all,

I have setup several stations using DHCP to assign a static or manual address to the same stations all of the time.

The issue I am having is with some new XP systems and they are reporting that their lease expiration date randomly (some show 2038 and one oddly shows expiration date in 1969). The address were originally set as permanent and the Windows 2000 systems show no expiration date but the windows XP laptops do. The one expiring in 1969, drops off the network pretty regularly.

I have gone in and set the manual address on these machines to expire on a specific date in the year 2020 but this is still not working for these Dell laptops.

My next thought is to look for driver and BIOS updates from Dell but thought I would ask if anyome else has seen this phenomenon.

Steve D.