I am wondering when my IP address lease expires and renews it self. I have been I.P. Banned from a gaming server and want to go on it again. I have a dynamic IP and it still doesn't change when I reset it, I have tried nearly everything but it still doesn't work.
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You need to talk to the administrators of the gaming server. You have been banned by your IP. But it is you that is banned, not your IP. If you change your IP, you will still be banned. You'll just be evading the ban, in violation of Federal law.
An IP ban is a technical means to communicate to a user that they are banned. While it has the function of preventing anyone using your IP from using the server, that is due to technical limitations -- if they could ban just you by any IP address you used, they would. That measure simply doesn't exist, so they use an IP ban to tell you that you are banned -- that you no longer have permission to access their computer.
The IP ban clearly indicates the revocation of any authorization to access the computer you might have had. A "protected computer" includes any computer "which is used in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce or communication". So accessing the game server would be obtaining information from a protected computer.
Try apologizing. Explain that you understand what you did wrong and that you won't do it again. Odds are, they'll lift the ban. But using a technical trick to evade an access control measure is illegal in the United States.
You router should tell you when its DHCP lease is up. For example, this is what my DD-WRT based router tells me right now:
But even when your lease is up, and you re-request an IP address, you might still receive the same IP again. There is no guarantee that you'll get a new IP address.
In fact, to my understanding, IP devices that take part in DHCP will always try to request/assign the same IP addresses to the same MAC addresses unless configured otherwise.