How to Reset Windows 10 IP Address Correctly?

You can reset Windows 10 IP address with these three methods, using network connections settings, command prompt, and PowerShell. The easiest option to reset Windows 10 IP address with command prompt (CMD). If your system obtains its IP address automatically from a DHCP server, the “ipconfig” command can refresh your system IP address. The refreshing IP address process releases the old IP address and requests a new IP address from DHCP server.

The other methods for changing Windows 10 IP address is GUI from network connections settings and using Windows PowerShell. Let’s do it with the easy one inside command prompt with ipconfig command.

Reset Windows 10 IP Address

To reset Windows 10 IP address, just open the command prompt or PowerShell interface and do it with the following “ipconfig” commands.

Resetting Windows IP address needs:

  1. Press Windows+R to open the Run.
  2. Type “cmd” and press enter.
  3. To display current IP address type “ipconfig.”
  4. Check the output results of “ipconfig” commands.

1. Press Windows and type “PowerShell” and open the Windows PowerShell. Now type “ipconfig.” The IP config command shows the current system IP address. Here my computer IP address is 200.100.10.2 with the subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and default gateway of 200.100.10.1.

How to Find your Windows IP Address - Technig
How to Find your Windows IP Address – Technig

2. To reset your system, IP address just type “ipconfig /release” and press enter. The /release option of ipconfig command will remove the current IP address. When the “ipconfig /release” command process has finished, type “ipconfig /renew” to obtains a new IP address from DHCP server.

Refresh Windows 10 IP address with Command Line - Technig
Refresh Windows 10 IP address with Command Line – Technig

Yes, the output result of ipconfig /release shows that the current IP address removed. Now the system doesn’t have an IP address, and it is ready to obtain a new IP address from DHCP server.

3. To get a fresh new IP address, just type “ipconfig /renew.” The /renew option of ipconfig command request a fresh new IP address from DHCP server.

How to Reset Windows 10 IP Address with Command Line - Technig
How to Reset Windows 10 IP Address with Command Line – Technig

That’s good. The output result’s of ipconfig /renew shows that the system obtains a new IP address from DHCP server.

IPConfig Command Structure:

The ipconfig command has many options that help you quickly execute and get the clean result. To learn more about other options of ipconfig command, type “ipconfig /?”. It shows the help of ipconfig. See the output result of “ipconfig /?” command in the below text box.

That’s the help you can always access from the command prompt or PowerShell.

Final Word:

If you want to learn more about configuring IP address in Windows 10, just read the following related to IP address configuration guides.

Hope you got something new from this article. Please ask your questions about Windows settings and configuration through the comment section.

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