If I release an IP, does it eventually renew?

Posted on 2009-05-01
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
So I idiotically did a remote ipconfig /release on a PC, and as expected, lost remote connection to this machine. Will the IP eventually renew and allow me to re-connect remotely again, based on a lease of some sorts, or am I going to need to physically get to this machine to renew the IP?
Question by:ruhkus
    LVL 18

    Accepted Solution

    You will have to physically get to that machine. It will not automatically get the ip back until you reboot or type in the renew command.
    LVL 13

    Expert Comment

    You need to either renew the ip (ipconfig/renew) or reboot it to get then new IP, it will not automatically renew.
    LVL 13

    Expert Comment

    ooooh, just missed
    LVL 3

    Expert Comment

    In the future, you may want to try this "ipconfig /release & ipconfig /renew" less the quotes.  This will cause the second command to execute even though you aren't connected, and you will be able to connect again within a minute.

    Featured Post

    Threat Intelligence Starter Resources

    Integrating threat intelligence can be challenging, and not all companies are ready. These resources can help you build awareness and prepare for defense.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Suggested Solutions

    Title # Comments Views Activity
    Slow Network 51 57
    1 WAN to 2 LAN 4 46
    Cisco Route Tagging Problem 12 31
    Windows 10 Direct Access and Home Folders 3 19
    Network ports are the threads that hold network communication together. They are an essential part of networking that can be easily ignore or misunderstood, my goals is to show those who don't have a strong network foundation how network ports opera…
    Even if you have implemented a Mobile Device Management solution company wide, it is a good idea to make sure you are taking into account all of the major risks to your electronic protected health information (ePHI).
    Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…
    Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

    754 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    24 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now