How to: Release and renew the DHCP lease in macOS or Windows


Instructions

Jump to: B: Mac

A: Windows

A1) Open Command Prompt as administrator.

A2) Type ipconfig /release in Command Prompt and press Enter.

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A3) Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.

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OUTCOME

You have renewed the DHCP lease on your computer.

NOTE: In rare cases, it may take a few minutes for the lease to renew.

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B: macOS

B1) Open System Preferences.

B2) Click Network.

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B3) Click either Ethernet or Wi-Fi, depending on the type of network to which your Mac is connected. Then, click Advanced.

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B4) Under the TCP/IP tab, click Renew DHCP Lease.

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OUTCOME

You have renewed the DHCP lease on your Mac.

NOTE: In rare cases, it may take a few minutes for the lease to renew.