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Release / Renew an IP Address in Windows XP

Last Updated: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 > Related Articles

Summary

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

Solution

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