For the last year or so my laptop has taken up dropping the internet connection, working with either a wireless or wired connection to the router, about every 12-24 or so hours (it seems to vary), and no matter what I do, my laptop will not renew the IP address unless I restart my computer. It still communicates with the router/home network (I can still use the printer on our network) but refuses to connect to the internet without restarting the computer. I have checked that all my internet connections are set to automatic and have tried going into the command prompt and releasing/renewing the ip address, but this does not work. It will not renew the ip address. I have to restart the computer every time, and occasionally I have to restart the computer two or three times before it will pick up an ip address. All of the other computers on the network work fine, wireless or wired. Even when our other wireless computer looses the router signal, it will renew its ip address with no problem. Only my laptop is doing this. Any other suggestions other than setting the network connections to automatic and/or using command prompt to renew the ip address?