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Regarding ipconfig text window

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#1 KermitD


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Posted 03 June 2005 - 10:13 AM

I am trying to hook up a friend's home network. Presently his network is a desktop and a laptop cabled to a hub, which connects to his broadband. He wants to change the laptop to wirelessly connect to his network. He purchased a Linksys router and wireless laptop card. The new Linksys setup is so automatic that it's practically invisible. The desktop, cabled directly to the router, connected seamlessly. The Laptop, when cabled to the router seemed to set up easily, also. When the cabled network adapter is disabled the wireless adapter won't connect to the Internet. I have a similar setup at my house, but it is with older gear which asked me to enter every setting. Here is my problem... When I try to run 'ipconfig' on either computer, I get the DOS-looking window for about a half second, then it closes itself. It has text on it, but I can't read it. Has anyone experienced this? Is there something I need to fix? Is there some kind of switch I can set to hold it on the screen? I would really like to know what IPs have been assigned to each component, especially since the network is a not-work.
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#2 pchartwell


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Posted 03 June 2005 - 11:17 AM

I think I have seen that if I type IPCONFIG (or similar DOS-type commands) in on the Start > Run line directly.

What you want to do of course is run the DOS box first... Start > Run "CMD" (for Command); brings up good old fashioned DOS screen. Then on the DOS prompt type "IPCONFIG" (sans quotes each time). To eventually leave the DOS box click on the X to close it or type "EXIT" at a DOS prompt.

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