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5. Networking > 56. Renew Your DHCP-Assigned IP Address

Renew Your DHCP-Assigned IP Address

Sometimes, while assigned an IP address by a DHCP server, your PC doesn’t appear to be on the network and you can’t get Internet or network access. Renewing your IP address often solves the problem.

If you’re on a network but you can’t send or receive data, use any network resources, or visit the Internet, the culprit might be a problem with your DHCP-assigned IP address. The simplest way to fix it is to renew the IP address—get rid of the old one, and ask the DHCP server to send along a new one.

Before trying this, first make sure you’re using a DHCP-assigned IP address rather than a static one. Right-click My Network Places and choose Properties to get to the Network Connections folder. Right-click your current network connection and choose Properties. On the General tab, select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and choose Properties. On the General tab, the radio button next to “Obtain an IP address automatically” will be selected if you’re using DHCP.


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