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Windows 7 - Repairing Your IP Address

This article will help you troubleshoot IP address problems in Windows 7. Click the following links for step-by-step instructions on repairing your IP address.

Using the Graphical User Interface (GUI) to repair your IP address

Locate the Windows Menu in the bottom left corner of the task bar.

Select Control Panel from the Menu.

find control panel

network and internet

Click the Network icon to proceed.

Within the Network and Sharing Center, locate and select the Connection type.

In the example below, “Wireless Network Connect 8” will be selected to proceed.

Wireless network connect 8

The Connection status will display. This screen provides details for the connection, including Wireless network name, Connectivity Status, and the duration of the connection.

wireless network connection 8 status 

Selecting the Diagnose button will allow the connection to reconnect or repair the IP address.

Selecting the Details button will display more details about the connection such as IP Address, Default Gateway, and DNS Servers.

network connection details

Using the command line interface to repair your IP address

Locate the Windows Icon in the bottom left corner of the task bar.

In the Search box, type “cmd” or “command” to locate the command prompt.

run program

cmd or command

The Command Line Interface (CLI) will display. The user can release and renew their networking IP Address from this command prompt.

ip commands

command prompt

Following the available prompt, type “ipconfig/all” and press Enter.

ipconfig/all

This will display all available connection types and the available IP Address for each.

all connection types

release command

Following the available prompt, type “ipconfig/release” and press Enter.

ipconfig/release

This will release all available IP addresses on the available connection types

renew command

Following the available prompt, type “ipconfig/renew” and press Enter.

ipconfig/renew

This will reconnect each available connection and display the IP address provided to that connection.

reconnecting

Using the Netstat command

Following the available prompt, type “netstat -a” and press Enter.

netstat -a

This will display all existing connections, including Listening, Close_Wait, and Established.

display existing connections

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