“ipconfig /renew” – Renew IP Address In Windows

Windows IP and network configuration can be displayed and managed with the ipconfig command from the command-line. Specifically, the ipconfig /renew command is used to reset or renew IP addresses in a Windows system. The following instructions can be applied to all modern Windows versions like Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows Server.

Print Current IP Address and Configuration with ipconfig

Before renewing the IP address and configuration we can display the current configuration with the ipconfig command like below. Also we can run this command again after renewing the IP address and configuration.

C:\>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Ethernet0:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : localdomain
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::557b:67:59aa:dcde%7
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.142.130
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.142.2

ipconfig /renew – Command To Renew IP Address and Configuration

We can renew the IP address and configuration with the ipconfig /renew command like below.

C:\>ipconfig /renew

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Ethernet0:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : localdomain
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::557b:67:59aa:dcde%7
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.142.131
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.142.2

ipconfig /release – Release and Reset IP Address and Configuration

If we just want to release or reset the current IP address or configuration we should run the ipconfig /release command which will reset but do not renew.

> ipconfig /release
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