Unable to release and renew my IP address. How to troubleshoot?

At times your computer may not be able to renew its IP address. This happens due to various reasons. Let's look at some of the common causes of this problem and how to fix it.

If you are sure that your computer is physically connected to the network, you may want to try the following simple steps to release and renew the IP address. In other words, release the IP to get a new one assigned. These steps are applicable to Windows XP, Vista, Windows 2000 and Windows 7 operating systems.

Your computer should now be assigned with a new IP address.