I should mention that I am using Windows 7 Home Edition.
I travel on a regular basis and sometimes when I switch from one hotel to another, I can use the wireless internet connection in hotel A just fine, but then the next day in hotel B I can't use their wireless internet connection. In the list of available wireless connections I select the one I need and then it says "connected", but above it says "no internet connection" and I then can't get online at all.
One hotel once had an IT guy who told me that this has nothing to do with their wireless connection, but that it's a Windows issue. That Windows memorizes the old IP address (hotel A) and then doesn't allow any other connection for any other IP address (hotel B) for 24 hours.
At the moment I am also having the same issue with a router that I have to use on a daily basis (Longshine, LCS-WA5-45, IEEE 802.11g Wireless Access Point). When it gets disconnected for whatever reason, I then cannot get connected again for 24 hours. So the same router and the same wireless connection is being used, but once disconnected it's not possible to get connected again for 24 hours.
Could someone please let me know more about this setting? Is there a way for me to access it and change it to a lower number, or delete it altogether, so that I can get connected multiple times per day and switch from one wireless connection to another without having to wait for 24 hours?
Thank you very much!