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:
- Press Windows+R to open the Run.
- Type “cmd” and press enter.
- To display current IP address type “ipconfig.”
- 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 188.8.131.52 with the subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and default gateway of 184.108.40.206.
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.
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.
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.
ipconfig [/allcompartments] [/? | /all |
/renew [adapter] | /release [adapter] |
/renew6 [adapter] | /release6 [adapter] |
/flushdns | /displaydns | /registerdns |
/showclassid adapter |
/setclassid adapter [classid] |
/showclassid6 adapter |
/setclassid6 adapter [classid] ]
adapter Connection name
(wildcard characters * and ? allowed, see examples)
/? Display this help message
/all Display full configuration information.
/release Release the IPv4 address for the specified adapter.
/release6 Release the IPv6 address for the specified adapter.
/renew Renew the IPv4 address for the specified adapter.
/renew6 Renew the IPv6 address for the specified adapter.
/flushdns Purges the DNS Resolver cache.
/registerdns Refreshes all DHCP leases and re-registers DNS names
/displaydns Display the contents of the DNS Resolver Cache.
/showclassid Displays all the dhcp class IDs allowed for adapter.
/setclassid Modifies the dhcp class id.
/showclassid6 Displays all the IPv6 DHCP class IDs allowed for adapter.
/setclassid6 Modifies the IPv6 DHCP class id.
> ipconfig ... Show information
> ipconfig /all ... Show detailed information
> ipconfig /renew ... renew all adapters
> ipconfig /renew EL* ... renew any connection that has its
name starting with EL
> ipconfig /release *Con* ... release all matching connections,
eg. "Wired Ethernet Connection 1" or
"Wired Ethernet Connection 2"
> ipconfig /allcompartments ... Show information about all
> ipconfig /allcompartments /all ... Show detailed information about all
That’s the help you can always access from the command prompt or PowerShell.
If you want to learn more about configuring IP address in Windows 10, just read the following related to IP address configuration guides.
- Configure IP Address with PowerShell.
- How to Configure Windows 10 IP Address with Command Line?
- Configure DHCP on Cisco Router.
- Configure Windows IPv4 Networking with Netsh.
- DHCP Configuration Guide on Windows Server and Cisco Router.
Hope you got something new from this article. Please ask your questions about Windows settings and configuration through the comment section.