Every computer has a unique identification number when they connect to the internet. This identification is called IP or internet Protocol. You might need to renew or change this IP address sometimes. In this article we will discuss how to get a new IP address or renew your computer’s IP address in few simple steps.
Before we start this tutorial, one thing need to be mentioned here that IP address is assigned by your Internet Company or ISP and you have very little control over it. Most of the ISP provides dynamic IP address for their customers which changes automatically after certain period. But many ISP do not allow frequent renewal for IP address.
Click “Start” menu of your computer and choose “Run” option.
Type “cmd” in the run box and hit enter or click “OK”. It should open up a small back DOS window on your computer screen. Do not get scared, this is what exactly we need.
Type “ipconfig/all” and hit enter. This command will show you many details of your networking connection including your current IP address. If you find it confusing use website like http://www.whatismyip.com/ to see your current IP, so that after following next few steps you will know if your IP has been changed or renewed successfully.
Type “ipconfig/release” and press enter button. You should be able to see the complete command in the black screen while you are typing. After pressing the enter button, your computer will release the old IP address that you had been using.
Type “ipconfig/renew” and press enter again. This will assign a new IP address for your computer.
Type “exit” and hit enter for the last time. It will close the small black window. If you have done everything correctly in last few steps, you should have a new IP address for your computer. Redo step 3 to confirm that you have a new IP.
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