How to Get a New IP Address

Getting a new IP address, also known as "renewing," is quick and very easy in Windows. No matter your skill set, you can renew your IP address in a few steps.

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Navigate to the "Start" menu and select "Run." The Run dialog appears.

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Type "cmd" (without quotes) and press the "Enter" key.

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Type the following line exactly as it appears:

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ipconfig /release

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Then press "Enter." Note that this command may not be recognizable to some versions of Microsoft Windows. If this is the case, type: winipcfg /release

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Enter the following text exactly as it appears:

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ipconfig /renew

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Then press "Enter."

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Restart your computer.