May 23, 2009
If you are having trouble connecting to your local network or the Internet, use the Windows command ipconfig to check the details. Even if your network is working fine, it’s an interesting place to visit.
See my previous post on command prompts to use the ipconfig command. You can find your network name / DNS, your IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway. You can find even more interesting details by typing ipconfig /all
Remember to type exit <Enter> to close the command prompt window.
May 12, 2009
In Windows you can view files from a command prompt.
Windows tip: From the command prompt type dir <Enter> (more info on commands found here)
p.s. Type exit and press <Enter> to close the command prompt window.
May 7, 2009
Occasionally, I’ll want to use the command line in Windows. Did you know there is a “DOS-like” command line?
Windows tip: Click on Start/All Programs/Accessories/Command Prompt
Optionally in Vista you can click on Start, type in cmd in the Start Search Box and select the resulting cmd icon, or in XP click on Start/Run type in cmd and the Command Line window will open.
p.s. Type exit then press <Enter> to properly close the command prompt window.