How to Repair IP Address On Windows XP, Windows 7 & 8

Windows prompts users to repair the IP address when it detects IP addressing (Logical addressing) issues on their computers. Situations like limited or no connectivity, duplicate IP addresses, connection issues etc trigger the need of repairing current IP address on your Windows computer. In this tutorial, let us check how to repair IP address on Windows 8, Windows 7 and XP computers. This article covers different methods to repair Internet Protocol address by pressing the repair button on network connection status, repair from command prompt etc...

Method 1: Repair IP Address from Adapter Status

It is one of the easiest methods to repair issues with a logical number assigned to a PC running on Windows 8, 7 and XP. Adapter status window will show if there any issues with a logical address assigned. When your computer faces an addressing issue, on system tray you will be notified to repair it from the adapter status page.

  1. Repair IP address On Windows XP

    1. Double click on the network icon on the system tray

      Now network connection status window will open.

    2. Click on Support tab

    3. Click on the Repair button

  2. Repair IP Address On Windows 8 & Windows 7

    1. Go to Network and Sharing Center

      Click Network icon on system tray and click the link Open Network and Sharing Center

    2. Click on Connection type link
      Repair IP address on Windows 7 PC

    3. Click diagnose button to start repair process on Windows 8 and Windows 7 computers.

2. Command Prompt Method to Repair IP Address

The second method to repair layer three number assigned to a computer is from the command prompt. This method to repair IP address is same for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers.

  1. Release and Renew IP Address

    • Type iconfig/release on Command Prompt and press enter to release logical number assigned

    • Type ipconfig/renew on command prompt and press enter to renew logical number assigned

    After release and renew, your computer will get a new IP address from DHCP server. Most of the addressing related issues will be resolved after performing this step.

  2. Reset and Repair IP address

    • On Command Prompt type netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt and press enter

    • Restart your computer

    After completing restart your computer will get a fresh logical number and all the previous details are deleted.

Without a logical number, a device cannot communicate with another device. So whenever your computer fails to receive a valid layer three logical number, it is isolated. It cannot send or receive packets and totally isolates. In order to avoid the situation, we may have to start repaid process. This repair process will check all possible solutions to release and renew the current logical number. After the successful completion of the procedure, your computer will get another layer three logical number.

Further Reading
  1. There is an IP address conflict with another system on the network

  2. How to Track & Find Geographical Location Of an IP Address

  3. Network Did not Assign a Valid Logical number in a Given Time

  4. Getting 169.254.X.X (APIPA)Windows Automatic Private IP Address

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