Releasing/Renewing IP


The ResNet wireless network provides your device with an IP address, but may run into an issue while assigning an IP address and may provide the wrong IP address. These steps allow your device to release the wrong IP address that was granted and renew the correct IP address from the ResNet network.

Critical Concepts

Steps to Take


  1. On the taskbar search, type "Command Prompt."
  2. Right click on Command Prompt and press "run as administrator."
  3. When asked whether to allow Command Prompt to make changes to your computer, select Yes.
  4. Open Command Prompt
  5. Type the command ipconfig /release then press enter

    Screenshot: Windows Command Prompt open with the comman ipconfig / release typed

  6. Type the command ipconfig /renew then press enter

    Screenshot: Windows command prompt with ipcongi / renew command


  1. Open System Preferences > Network > Wi-Fi

    Screenshot: Network menu window with the wifi option marked

  2. Click on Details... on the currently connected Wi-Fi network.

    Screenshot: Wifi "Details" option

  3. Select the TCP/IP tab
  4. Click the Renew DHCP Lease. Click Apply.

    Screenshot: Renew DHCP License Button

  5. Click "OK" after closing the drop down window.

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please contact the ITS Service Desk. You can call us at (858) 246-4357, email us at, or submit a ticket at