Greetings! I currently reside in a dormitory and I possess a laptop that has two operating systems installed, Windows and Debian. Usually, the IP address assigned to my laptop is, regardless of which operating system I’m using. However, when I use the internet on Debian, I sometimes get a new and different IP address, specifically, which forces me to restart the computer. This same issue also occurs when I connect a raspberry pi to the network.

Can you explain why this is happening and suggest ways to prevent it from happening?

Askify Moderator Edited question April 24, 2023