Windows - Displaying, Releasing and Renewing a DHCP Lease

The following instructions will walk you through how to:

  • Display the network settings currently assigned. This information can be utilized to verify whether or not a network connection exists as well as what your network settings are.

  • Release the current DHCP configuration. This parameter allows you to discard the current configuration settings (such as the IP address) which have been assigned to you.

  • Renew the DHCP configuration. This parameter allows you to pull a new IP from the DHCP host and in many cases will resolve connection issues.

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

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

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

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

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  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

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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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Keywords: Windows resnet dsl cable modem dhcp release lease renew refresh acquire ip address configuration winipcfg ipconfig xp vista 7 seven   Doc ID: 562
Owner: Brian H.Group: DoIT Help Desk
Created: 1999-12-31 19:00 CDTUpdated: 2012-10-24 14:56 CDT
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