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Release / Renew an IP Address in Windows XP

Last Updated: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 > Related Articles


Connection problems are sometimes caused by an IP address conflict. Follow these steps to refresh your IP address in Windows XP.


  1. Click the Start button, and then select Run.
  2. In the Open: field, enter CMD.
    Enter CMD
  1. At the D: Windows prompt, enter ipconfig, and press Enter.
  2. Enter the appropriate command to release or renew the IP address.
Releasing the IP addressEnter ipconfig/release, and press Enter.
Renewing the IP addressEnter ipconfig/renew, and press Enter.

  1. To view your current IP configuration, begin by clicking the Start button, select Run. Type CMD in the run box and click OK.
  2. At the C:Windows prompt, type ipconfig, and press Enter on the keyboard. Follow these steps to release and renew your IP address:
  • Release your IP address by typing ipconfig /release, and pressing Enter
  • Renew your IP Address by typing ipconfig /renew, and pressing Enter on the keyboard.

  1. Your IP address should now be renewed. Close the window and open your browser.

All Steps Complete




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