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When using ipconfig, be sure to use the proper interface address otherwise you may run into other problems, or find nothing changes at all. You can retrieve interface data by using ipconfig to pull current DHCP information like so:.

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If running that command returns nothing, then you are looking at the wrong interface. Typically en0 is the default wi-fi interface on MacBook Air and newer MacBook Pro models, but it is often en1 on Macs with physical ethernet ports.

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The ipconfig method will interrupt the current network connection, whereas resetting through Network Preferences does not. You can refresh DHCP without interruption from the command line by using the following scutil command provided by a MacWorld user:. Each method outlined here will work in virtually every version of Mac OS X, from the old versions to the new. Enjoy this tip? Subscribe to the OSXDaily newsletter to get more of our great Apple tips, tricks, and important news delivered to your inbox! Enter your email address below:.

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How to renew a DHCP Lease on Mac OS X

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