sudo dhclient -r [eth0] && sudo dhclient [eth0]
I add that command as an alias to my ~/.bashrc file
alias resetdhcp='sudo dhclient -r eth0 && sudo dhclient eth0'
then resourced it so I could use it in the bash session I was in
I constantly have my Ubuntu VM (VirtualBox) running on my Windows laptop and dock/undock it between work and home. Obviously those are two different wireless networks. Well, I was unable to find a dhcp renewal command that would work until today (look above).
This command releases and renews your DHCP IP Address.
I’m very happy about this.
When run by itself, your instance will seek out a new ip lease.