How to obtain and renew or change the IP address in Windows 10?

IP (Internet Protocol) address is the unique number of internet connections linked to your internet & networking activities. It is basically a significant technology that connects one machine to another over the Internet.

In this gearupwindows post, we will see a few simple steps to view, reset, renew, set, and change the IP address to use a static IP on your Windows 10 machine.

How to view our PC IP address?

To know about your computer IP address to communicate with other devices, perform the following steps:-

  1. Click on the Start button on Windows 10 PC and type Command Prompt.

  1. In the available results, click on the top entry “Command Prompt” to open it.

  2. In the Command Prompt window that opens, type the following, and hit Enter from the keyboard:-

ipconfig /all

Once you execute the above command, it will show all the IP addresses configure on all ethernet and WiFi cards.

IPConfig is a Windows built-in tool that displays all current TCP/IP network configuration values and refreshes Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS) settings.

How do Renew my computer IP address?

To refresh or renew the IP address of your PC, you have to execute two commands in the Command Prompt one by one:-

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew

Note: ipconfig /release command removes the DHCP IP Address from your PC, while ipconfig /renew command acquires a new IP address.

How to set a static IP address in Windows 10?

To configure a static IP address in Windows 10 PC, perform the following steps:-

  1. Click on the Settings icon on the Start menu to open the Settings app.

  1. In the Settings window, click on the “Network & Internet” category.

  2. Under the “Network & Internet,” from the left side pane, click on the Status tab.

  1. On the right-side pane of the Status tab, click on the “Change adapter options.”

  2. Once you complete the above steps, the “Network Connections” window opens. You will see all the network cards here.

  1. Right-click on the Ethernet or Wi-Fi for which you want to set a static IP address and select the Properties option.

  1. On the “Properties” dialog box, highlight the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” by clicking on it and then click on the Properties button.

  1. “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties” dialog opens.

Here, you can configure or set the IPv4 static IP address and preferred DNS server which you have got from the internet provider.

By default, PC settings remain configured to obtain the IP address automatically (DHCP), but you can change it if needed. Just select the “Use the following IP address” and fill in the required details and click on OK, and you are done.

To automatically run network diagnostic and verify the connection, check the checkbox ‘Validate settings upon exit.’

If your computer is used on more than one network, fill in the details like subnet mask, default gateway, preferred DNS server, alternate DNS server, etc.

That’s all!!!

Leave a Reply