Release/Renew your IP address from Command prompt

Sometimes you have to renew your IP address in your network. There is a quick method how to do it from Command prompt.

Of course, there is a renewing method using Local Area Connection settings, but we will discus about it some other time. This process is common for all functional Windows editions, desktop or server.

Let`s start:

1: Open Command Prompt(cmd) By Pressing Combination of Windows key + R to open run box and type in “cmd” and hit Enter.

2: Verify your IP address by typing ipconfig /all and notice that you have inappropriate address, or even APIPA (Automatic Private Internet Protocol Address). Now that your Command Prompt is ready, type in ipconfig /release then hit enter. By executing those commands you released IP address.

Renew your IP address from Command prompt

3: Now again type in ipconfig /renew and hit enter. This will renew your IP address,  by starting process of discovering DHCP server on network. Remember, your TCP/IP settings on NIC must enable usage of DHCP.

Renew your IP address from Command prompt

4: Close the Command Prompt

By typing ipconfig /all verify IP address lease from DHCP allong with other parameters.

I hope that this tutorial was informative to you and thank you for visiting this website.


Bojan Markovic

Bojan Markovic

IT professional with almost 20 years of experience, mostly integrator of IT services in TV & Radio broadcasting and web based projects. Expert in broadcasting playout systems, video streaming services and SEO.

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