KB-012 How to Release and Renew IP Address on Windows 10 and 11 Print

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Releasing and renewing an IP address on Windows 10 and Windows 11 can be done using either the Command Prompt or the GUI (Graphical User Interface). Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it using both methods:

Using Command Prompt:

  1. Open the Command Prompt by pressing the Windows key + X, then select "Command Prompt" or "Windows PowerShell"

  2. Type "ipconfig /release" (without the quotes) and press Enter. This will release your current IP address.

  3. To renew your IP address, type "ipconfig /renew" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

Using the GUI:

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking the Windows start menu and searching for "Settings"

  2. Click on "Network & Internet"

  3. Select the Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection you want to release and renew the IP address.

  4. Click on "Properties"

  5. Click on the "Renew DHCP Lease" button to release and renew the IP address.

Note: In both cases, the computer or device must be connected to a network with a DHCP server in order to obtain a new IP address. If you are using a static IP address, manually configure it using the " Properties " option above.

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