Windows - Displaying, Releasing and Renewing a DHCP Lease

The following instructions will walk you through how to:

Note: Releasing and renewing the current configuration can only be done if your adapter is configured to obtain an IP address automatically.

Displaying a DHCP Lease

  1. Open the Command Prompt:

    • Windows 10: Open the Start Menu, type cmd and press Enter.

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    • Windows 8: Open the Start Menu, type cmd and press Enter.

    • Windows 7 and Windows Vista: Click on the Start Menu, type cmd in search box, and press Enter.

    • Windows XP and Earlier: Click on the Start Menu and select Run.... Then type in cmd and press Enter.

    • All Versions: Press the Windows key + R. Then type in cmd and press Enter.

  2. In the Command Prompt, type ipconfig /all and press Enter. Your IP Address is listed to the right of IPv4 Address while your MAC Address is listed to the right of Physical Address

Releasing and Renewing a DHCP Lease

  1. Follow step 1 above to open the command prompt.

  2. In the Command Prompt, type ipconfig /release and press Enter.

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  3. If the command was successful, type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.

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