Renew DHCP client lease in Windows

Sometimes it becomes necessary to get a new IP address or update DHCP options sent by a DHCP server, for example when moving a laptop from one network to another. A simple command will renew the DHCP lease.

To renew all DHCP leases, use this command from a command prompt:

ipconfig /renew

This continues to work on all versions of Windows including Windows 7 and Windows 8.


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  1. June 17, 2012 at 5:05 pm, Per said:

    With WIndows XP you did a ‘repair’ after a few clicks on the LAN adapter icon, now you have to start a command prompt to fix this simple problem.


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