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:
- Open the Command Prompt by pressing the Windows key + X, then select "Command Prompt" or "Windows PowerShell"
- Type "ipconfig /release" (without the quotes) and press Enter. This will release your current IP address.
- To renew your IP address, type "ipconfig /renew" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
Using the GUI:
- Open the Settings app by clicking the Windows start menu and searching for "Settings"
- Click on "Network & Internet"
- Select the Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection you want to release and renew the IP address.
- Click on "Properties"
- 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.