The IP address is supplied by COMCAST remote DHCP server (our ISP).
I communicated with the tech support department at COMCAST and they walked through the IPCONFIG (ADMIN LEVEL) RELEASE and then RENEW process which seemed to indicate that they ran well but no effect on the IP address as shown by looking into the COMCAST MODEM with COMCAST working with me. Included doing a HARD BOOT after a couple of times. We both concluded that the result was no NEW IP address presented itself.
The MODEM even states that the IP address is under the control of the DHCP COMCAST SERVER.
Finally yesterday was concluded with COMCAST TECH stating the there are certain times when HP has had to be contacted to determine that a special process was available to cause the IP to change and that I should contact HP. Which is why I am now on this FORUM.