How Do You Use Ipconfig Commands to Refresh Your IP Address on a Windows Computer?


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To refresh an IP address in Windows using ipconfig, open the Start menu, and click the Run command, or click on the search bar if the Run command isn't available. Type "cmd" into the Run box or search bar, and hit enter. Type "ipconfig" into the command prompt, and hit enter. Type "ipconfig/release" and hit enter to release the computer's current address. Entering "Ipconfig/renew" obtains a new IP address.

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Ipconfig, short for Internet protocol configuration. It is a console application present in Microsoft Windows computers that shows all available TCP/IP network configuration values, and can alter Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol and Domain Name System settings. Ipconfig allows system administrators to forcefully refresh the DHCP IP address of a host computer to request a separate IP address.

It is not a requirement to view the current status of IP addresses assigned to a computer. An IP address may be renewed by simply typing in "ipconfig/renew" into the command prompt window and hitting enter on your keyboard. IP address information can be copied and saved to the clipboard by right-clicking inside the command prompt window and clicking the "Select All" option. Press Ctrl and C at the same time on your keyboard to copy the content.

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