Software Tools

IPConfig

  • /release

  • /renew

  • Situations in which it might be beneficial to use /release and /renew:

    • When connecting a computer directly to a modem.

    • When physically moving a computer from one network to another such as from an office network to home or from home to a hotspot.

    • When experiencing unexpected network outage.

    • When the result of running 'ipconfig /all' indicates a 169.254.163.6 address.

      • When a computer has an address in the 169.254.0.0 network, it indicates that the computer has not been issued an address from the DHCP server. (This is an APIPA address.)

    • When recent scope changes have been made on the DHCP server.