ipconfig

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.

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Command Line Display Files

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.


Command Line in Windows Vista

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.