Windows 7 and Vista Verify or Release & Renew IP Address

If you are experiencing issues and you want to verify or release and renew your IP address in Windows 7 or Vista, please review the following steps:

  • Click the Start button at the bottom left of your PC screen
  • In the search field enter CMD
  • Press Enter
  • Right click the Command Prompt and select Run As Administrator
  • On the black screen, right next to where the cursor is flashing, choose one of the following then type the information as directed without spaces:
  • To view your IP address:
    • Type ipconfig and press Enter.
    • You will see the numbers and dots that represent your address.
  • To release your IP address:
    • Type ipconfig/release and press Enter
  • To renew your IP address:
    • Type ipconfig/renew and press Enter
  • When finished, click the X in the upper right corner to close the black screen.

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