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How to release renew your IP address in Windows Vista and obtain your MAC Address

Published by Anthony [biltucaj] on 6/23/2008 (17290 reads)
This guide will guide you through the process for releasing and renewing your IP address in Windows Vista. This process forces your computer to obtain new IP information from out campus network. This guide will also show you how to get your MAC (aka. Physical Address) from your computer.

How to release and renew your IP Address in Windows Vista
1.Go to the Windows Button and in the Start Search field type CMD and press enter, Now Right click on the cmd.exe icon on the top left of the menu and select Run as administrator as show below.


2.Type in ipconfig /release and press Enter. Notice how your IP Address is 0.0.0.0


3.Now to renew your IP address simply type in ipconfig /renew notice below how you now have an IP address.

How to obtain your MAC (aka. Physical Address)
1. With in the same window that you release and renewed your IP address type the ipconfig /all command and you should see something like the example below. The red arrows point to your your MAC address or Physical Address.


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