The following steps will walk you through the procedure to discard the current IP configuration and request a new one from a DHCP server. These steps can only be applied if a network adapter is configured to obtain an IP address automatically (DHCP). The steps will work on all recent Windows versions (7 - 10).

Releasing a DHCP Lease

Step 1: Open a command prompt

 

Open the command prompt

Step 2: Type ipconfig /release

release the IP address

Renewing a DHCP Lease

Step 1: Open a command prompt

Open the Windows command prompt

Step 2: Type in ipconfig /renew

Renew a DHCP lease

How to Release and Renew a DHCP Lease in Windows

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