CMD and IPconfig with Windows 10

IPconfig is a tool through the Windows Command Prompt that gives information that may aid in troubleshooting internet connection issues.

  1. Open the start menu by clicking in the bottom right corner or hitting the Windows key, then type in “cmd“. Then click on Command Prompt. Note: If this process doesn’t work, reopen Command Prompt by right-clicking and selecting “Run as Administrator” before repeating the commands.
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  2. Type ipconfig /all and hit enter.
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  3. Interpreting the information given:
    1. Several different categories will appear with varying information depending on how you are connected to the network. The most revealing of the two are Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi and Ethernet adapter Ethernet.
    2. In the example below, the IPv6 address (circled in red) is 2620:104:e001:9000:a393:3c16:b776:d8d1, the IPv4 directly below address (also circled in red) is 10.245.23.210 . The IPv4 address indicates that the machine has a valid UVM wireless IP if it starts with 10.245.XX.XXX.
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  4. If you do not see any connections, follow these steps:
    1. Type in ipconfig /release. This will release the current DHCP configuration and discard the IP address configuration for all adapters.
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    2. Type ipconfig /renew. This will renew configurations for all adapters, and will make available your current IP address shown below.ipconfig7
If you are having problems or need further assistance, please contact the UVM Tech Team Help Line at 802-656-2604

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