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Reset IP Address in Windows 11

An IP address (Internet Protocol address) is a unique address that identifies a device on the internet or a local network.

If you are having network connectivity issues related to expired or cached IP information, you can try to release and renew your IP address to reset the IP address to hopefully solve the issue.

The ipconfig /release command sends a DHCPRELEASE message to the DHCP server (ex: ISP or router) to release the current DHCP configuration and discard the IP address configuration for all adapters.

The ipconfig /renew command requests a new IP address from the DHCP server (ex: ISP or router).

This tutorial will show you how to release and renew your IP address to reset the IP address in Windows 10 or Windows 11.

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Find Your IP Address on Windows 11 PC

An IP address (Internet Protocol address) is a unique address that identifies a device on the internet or a local network.

Your computer will have IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

Your computer will have public (external) and private (internal) IP addresses.

  • A public IP address is a unique address provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to identify your local network on the Internet. If your computer is connected directly to the Internet without a router sitting in-between, your computer’s IP address is a public IP address.
  • A private IP address is assigned by your router to a PC or device on your local area network (LAN). When a computer is assigned a private IP address, the other devices on the local network sees this computer via its private IP address. A private IP address can not be directly reached from the internet.

This tutorial will show you how to find the private and public IPv4 and IPv6 address of your Windows 11 PC.

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