How to renew an IP address?

For those that are newbies in the Windows environment, here is how to renew an IP address in Windows.

1. Open the Command Prompt

Click Start -> Run -> type CMD

2. In the Command Prompt, type “ipconfig /release” and hit enter. This will release your current IP address.

3. Next, type in “ipconfig /renew” and hit enter. This will renew your IP address from the DHCP server.

4. Type, “ipconfig /all” to see if a new IP address has been assigned to you or not. If your network connection is setup correctly, a new IP address will be assigned to your machine.