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IP config does not work

By learner1
Jan 16, 2009
  1. hi there,

    ip config does not work.it blinks and disapears.

    any ideas please

    kevin
     
  2. Breadfan211

    Breadfan211 TS Rookie

    What OS are you using? The command differs in some OS. If your using XP then you will want to use Run >> type "cmd" >> when the command menu pops up type your "ipconfig" in and it should work for you.
     
  3. learner1

    learner1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Thanks for reply Breadfan211,

    running xp home
    this is my problem.
    I open Run >> type "cmd" >> when the command menu pops up I type "ipconfig" in
    the window appears for a secomd and disapears.
    what can I do

    any advise would be welcome

    kevin
     
  4. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    In RUN try typing command.com it is the older and more capable Dos equivalent. Having said that, I tried 'ipconfig' under both cmd.exe and command.com - they both work fine, and the same way. Rather suggests your dos sub-system is corrupt. to check that, try RUN >> cmd and type the following

    SFC /SCANNOW
     
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Quite possibly you aren't giving enough information:

    IP Configuration [ipconfig] Command

    ipconfig [/? | /all | /release [adapter] | /renew [adapter]]
    /? Display this help message.
    /all Display full configuration information.
    /release Release the IP address for the specified adapter.
    /renew Renew the IP address for the specified adapter.

    Example:ipconfig /all
    Displays current IP settings in detail

    ipconfig /release
    Instructs the network host to release the DHCP assigned. ipconfig /renew
    Instructs the network host to request a new IP address from the DHCP server.
    NOTE: using the renew command implies a release.
     
  6. learner1

    learner1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Hi Bobbye,

    Great info thanks.
    kevin
     
  7. Chaplinx

    Chaplinx TS Rookie

    try type in ipconfig in the Dos window. This will bring up all the network information on your system, as well as let you know if you have any errors with your IP address. You should not have 0.0.0.0 or 165 or 169 as the first three numbers of your IP address. This information is found under Ethernet on this screen. (theworldofcomputer.com)
     
  8. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    Dude, thats not what he is asking. He is saying that WHEN he DOES type in 'ipconfig' it flashes on the screen then immeditaely disappears so he doesn't get to see any results.
     
  9. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Wait!!!! I figured out what you're doing Kevin!!!

    You're typing ipconfig in as a Run command. That's where you get the flash of the screen. Instead, you need to type it in as a Command prompt like this:
    1. Click Start.
    2. Click Run.
    3. Type cmd or command and press enter.

    Then on the black screen, at the C prompt, type in ipconfig.

    You can specify with the attributes I left, but you can also access from the Command Prompt with just ipconfig.

    I just reproduced your flashing screen- sorry I didn't catch it sooner. T
     
  10. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    :rolleyes: If you re-read his op you'll see that he says
    That to me says that he is getting the command prompt open before typing in ipconfig.
    I think we all know/knew that typing ipconfig in the run field will only flash.

    Sorry, don't mean to sound condescending but this is the 2nd post that has mistaken the issue and answered the wrong query, it may just confuse the matter even more.
     
  11. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    k.jacko, I am going immediately for another cup of coffee! I sure blew that one, didn't I?! The funny thing is that I DID reproduce exactly what he described happening by typing ipconfig in Run. Got a quick flash of the black screen, then nothing!

    Kevin, I hope you can figure this out. Are you sure you're getting the black screen up with the blinking C prompt?

    My apology for the confusion. Thank goodness there are other members who are more alert than I am this morning!
     
  12. learner1

    learner1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    thanks to all

    A big thanks to all.

    I now understand.

    select start > run
    enter "cmd" at prompt
    wait for cmd.exe.
    type in ipconfig at the prompt.
    all info required shown.

    thanks all

    learner1
     
  13. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    You're welcome.
     
  14. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    Hang on, so Bobbye was right? You were entering ipconfig in the 'run' window instead of a command shell?

    Lol, Bobbye my turn for the copious amounts of coffee mate, apologies and well done to you. :)
     
  15. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    No problem! Since I could reproduce it, I thought that's what was happening.
     
  16. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Well you can run IPConfig from Run command. Here's what I always say:

    Start --> Run--> cmd /c ipconfig /all >Desktop\ipconfig.txt < ok>
    (Note: just copy and paste the above bold part into a Run box)

    And post the ipconfig.txt (on your Desktop) as an attachment [​IMG] here
     
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