Any disruption in connection with the DHCP (Dynamic Host configuration Protocol) Server with the client computer can result in a failure to acquire an IP address. This results in what is known as APIPA (Automatic Private IP Addressing). In such a case it is necessary to renew the IP address from the DHCP Server, to make the internet connect work again. In this post I will tell you how to renew your IP address and to get rid of APIPA.
There can be multiple reasons why a user may not be able to acquire an IP address from the DHCP. For example, the server can be down or the turned off. The APIPA IP address can be identified by going to the network adapter or your internet connection status and clicking on the “Details” button.
You can also go to command prompt and type ipconfig /all to check if your IP is an APIPA. If the IP appears to be like 169.254.0.23, then you will need to renew your IP address. The APIPA reserved range is 169.254.0.0 – 169.254.255.255.
To get rid of this notorious IP and to renew your IP simply go to the command prompt and type
- ipconfig /release and hit enter
This will release the APIPA.Then type
- ipconfig /renew and press enter again
This will renew your IP from the DHCP server and provide you with a proper static IP from the server to connect you back to the internet.
Your IP address will be renewed. To verify that you have received the right IP, you can simply check if the static IP is not an APIPA.
An Automatic Private IP Address (APIPA) might not seem like much of a problem, however, whenever you are unable to browse the internet, it might be worth checking out if you are assigned the correct IP address.