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#1 polaris6

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 11:28 PM

I have XP Pro OS, 2 GHz processor, 250 GB HD.

I am trying to execute the command 'ipconfig' at the cmd prompt from the Start position. When I type in the command 'ipconfig' I see the black screen briefly, then it disappears.

Is there a setting I need to configure?

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 11:37 PM

If I understand you correctly, you're trying to run ipconfig from the Run... box? What you need to do instead is type cmd in the Run... box to launch the Command prompt and then enter ipconfig. What's happening is the command is being successfully executed by the command prompt but the prompt window closes when it finishes (rather than stick around; this is by design.)

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 02:11 AM

Make this into a shortcut. Just paste into the box that says "type location..."
%windir%\system32\cmd.exe /k ipconfig /all That way you can easily get the info anytime you need. Remember to type Exit and hit the Enter key to quit.
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 08:18 AM

thanks...I feel stupid, but better informed.

Now the real problem...

I am/was searching for the IP address of my computer in order to install pcAnywhere. The IP address given to my at 'WhatismyIP.com' is one number, and the other IP address given t me for the 'ipconfig' is another address and different.

What's up, and which should I use?

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 01:02 PM

Does the number given by ipconfig go like this: 192.x.x.x?

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 01:27 PM

Yes...

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 03:58 PM

That's your internal IP address. IP addresses that start with 192 are reserved for "local" addresses. That is for such things as home networks that connects to the internet through a single line. Your external IP address, the one that whatsmyip.com shows, may not refer to your computer but to your local network.

You may need to configure your router, if you have one, to use the program. I've never used PCanywhere, so I'm not sure how it works. Consult your documentation about NAT (network address translation) and port forwarding.

You may want to start a new thread in the networking forum if you need more help. All the network nuts hang out over there!

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 30 November 2007 - 03:58 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2007 - 05:21 PM

Thanks...you have been very helpful....

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 05:40 PM

That's what we're here for!

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 07:55 PM

Thanks for your recommendation to start a new thread on the 'Networking' Forum. I received a response with information I needed to configure my Port Forward features on the router.

Thanks again.

You guys are great!!!!

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