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Terminate active TCP/IP connections You can terminate any active TCP/IP connections on all your network adapters using the "ipconfig /release" command from the Command Prompt. The directions for running the ipconfig /release command are provided for Windows Vista and earlier versions of Windows.

To run the ipconfig command in Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start in the left Taskbar.


  2. EnterĀ cmd in the Start Search box and press Shift-Control-Enter to open the Command Prompt window in Administrative mode.


  3. Search field

  4. Enter ipconfig /release at the Command Prompt.


  5. ipconfig /release

  6. Enter Exit to close the Command Prompt window.[Show Me]


  7. Now that your Verizon gateway is in Bridge mode and your TCP/IP connections are terminated, follow the third-party manufacturer's instructions for attaching the router to your Verizon network.


To run the ipconfig command in earlier versions of Windows:

  1. Click Start in the left Taskbar.


  2. Click All Programs.

  3. Click Accessories and then Command Prompt.


  4. Command Prompt

  5. Enter ipconfig /release at the Command Prompt.


  6. ipconfig /release

  7. Enter Exit to close the Command Prompt window. [Show Me]


  8. Now that your Verizon gateway is in Bridge mode and your TCP/IP connections are terminated, follow the third-party manufacturer's instructions for attaching the router to your Verizon network.
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