Renew your IP address in 5 Easy Steps
Errors can pop up anytime without notice when you are working with an electronic gadget and if you are not aware of what that error wants you to do then it can cause some real trouble.
Have you ever received an error message, “Page not found” while browsing on the internet?
It looks as if there is some problem in the internet connection therefore you might begin checking your modem and the connection but most of the times it is not a problem with your internet connection but your IP address.
Often, this “Page not found” problem can be solved by refreshing your IP address which is also termed as to “Renew your IP address.”
Renewing your IP address is quite simple and this tutorial is written in order to give you a step by step guidance in solving above mentioned problem.
Step-by-Step Guide to Renew your IP Address
Click on “Start” Button and then click on “Run” which could be found in the options menu.
Once the run window is open, type “cmd” in the space and then hit “OK.” A window with command prompt, this resembles the old Disk Operating System (DOS).
Type “ipconfig /release” and then press “Enter.” This releases computer’s current IP addresses, these are the address with which a computer logs on to the internet and participate in sharing of packets of data.
Now type “ipconfig /renew” and press “Enter.” This action would renew your IP address therefore if there was some problem in creating a connection between your computer and internet that would be solved.
Type “Exit” and then press “Enter” on your keyboard. Now you are connected to the internet with a new IP address.
Some tips to keep in mind
If above steps don’t improve your internet connectivity then remove the RJ-45 jack from modem or router, re-install it after 5 minutes and then repeat these steps again.
The DOS command “ipconfig” reveals the IP address with which your computer is interacting with the internet. But if you are using more than one internet connections on your computer like one wireless connection and the other LAN internet connection then this command might not unveil all the IP address with which your computer might be accessing the internet therefore use “ipconfig /all” instead.
Hopefully this tutorial on “How to renew your IP address” would be of some use to you and would have solved the problem of “Page not found.” If you have any queries regarding the steps involved in this tutorial or if you want to ask something else about your internet connection, do leave a comment below.
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