How to Configure DHCP Network Hint

By default, DHCP Network Hint is turned “on” in Windows 7 OS.   In order to turn off this feature, a user needs to create the following registry key on the laptop machine: In the registry path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesTcpipParametersInterfaces, create a DWORD value named as “UseNetworkHint” and set it to “0”. Then restart the DHCP client…


How it works: DHCP Network Hint

When a user takes his machine with Windows 7 OS (laptop) from one network to another network, then DHCP client first tries to get the network hint (SSID) of the new network. If it does not get any network hint, then regular processing is carried on assuming that the network does not support network hint….


What is DHCP Network Hint?

With the increase in popularity of laptops, it is very common for users to frequently reconnect to a previously visited network. In order to improve user experience in roaming scenarios, where the user connects back to a previously visited network where the user had a valid DHCP lease, DHCP network hint has been implemented in…