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Windows 7: Command Prompt command <ipconfig> not working


22 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Command Prompt command <ipconfig> not working

when I open up my command prompt and type 'ipconfig' without the ' and press enter it returns the line:
'ipconfig' is nto recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file

I am trying to find out the information I need in order to set up a static IP Address for port forwarding

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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22 Apr 2010   #2

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

In order to set up a static ip address internally, you'll need to either tell your router or your computer not to use automatic DHCP and instead to use a specific IP address.

Quote:
Go to the System Tray (Notification Area)
Click the Network icon
Click 'Open Network and Sharing Center'
Click the 'Change adapter settings'

Selec the connnection for which you'd like to use a static IP
Right click it
Click 'Properties'
Select 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)'

Select 'Use the following IP address':

In the 'IP Address' field, insert the IP you'd like to use.

Note: The IP you use must be within the router's list of acceptable IP addresses. It's usually a list between 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.255
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...f-3656805f1844

If you're trying to set up an external static ip you'll need to pay your isp extra for one.
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22 Apr 2010   #3

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
In order to run ipconfig you need to run commond prompt as an administrator and then use the line "ipconfig /all"

Start > Search "cmd" > Right Click > Run as Administrator
Type In: ipconfig /all
Just typing ipconfig should display the current configuration, even at user level. The message he's getting says that IPConfig.exe is not present on his computer.

For the OP ... Which release of Windows 7 are you using?
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22 Apr 2010   #4

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Doesn't ipconfig come w/ all versions of windows?
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22 Apr 2010   #5

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrcheesete0 View Post
when I open up my command prompt and type 'ipconfig' without the ' and press enter it returns the line:
'ipconfig' is nto recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file

I am trying to find out the information I need in order to set up a static IP Address for port forwarding
Click the network icon in your taskbar -> Network and Sharing -> Adaptor Settings...
Click the adaptor -> Details...

Whew... they sure buried that one...

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22 Apr 2010   #6

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Doesn't ipconfig come w/ all versions of windows?
I could be wrong but I don't think it's included in the Start or Basic editions.
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22 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrcheesete0 View Post
when I open up my command prompt and type 'ipconfig' without the ' and press enter it returns the line:
'ipconfig' is nto recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file

I am trying to find out the information I need in order to set up a static IP Address for port forwarding
Click the network icon in your taskbar -> Network and Sharing -> Adaptor Settings...
Click the adaptor -> Details...

Whew... they sure buried that one...

Attachment 68892


you are truely a life saver, thank you.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
In order to set up a static ip address internally, you'll need to either tell your router or your computer not to use automatic DHCP and instead to use a specific IP address.

Quote:
Go to the System Tray (Notification Area)
Click the Network icon
Click 'Open Network and Sharing Center'
Click the 'Change adapter settings'

Selec the connnection for which you'd like to use a static IP
Right click it
Click 'Properties'
Select 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)'

Select 'Use the following IP address':

In the 'IP Address' field, insert the IP you'd like to use.

Note: The IP you use must be within the router's list of acceptable IP addresses. It's usually a list between 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.255
Setting Up a Static IP Address in Windows 7

If you're trying to set up an external static ip you'll need to pay your isp extra for one.
different type of static IP address there. i've set up a static on my old laptop with XP before but i was having troubles with my new desktop.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
In order to run ipconfig you need to run commond prompt as an administrator and then use the line "ipconfig /all"

Start > Search "cmd" > Right Click > Run as Administrator
Type In: ipconfig /all
Just typing ipconfig should display the current configuration, even at user level. The message he's getting says that IPConfig.exe is not present on his computer.

For the OP ... Which release of Windows 7 are you using?
honestly, no idea. I believe i read once it is Home Premium. idk, the highest level of home version available, and 64 bit i know for sure
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22 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

for the static Ip address thing i was talking about: when using a router, ever time you turn off your computer when you turn it back on, the last digits of your IP address change, depending on how many computers are on your router. and since i am wireless with no password, that could be unlimited. so, in order for my port forwarding to correctly work, I have to make sure that number never changes.
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22 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

ok, look at my attachment picture, im not quite seeing all that info it says I need to set up the static IP address, any ideas on how to get that first subnet mask?


im an idiot. nevermind this. i found it


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22 Apr 2010   #10

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

What do you mean thats a different static ip address than the one you need?

That's the only kind of static ip address if you're talking about an internal ip address (within your network). You can also set it up via the router. You may have to if your router doesn't allow you to set it up independently. If you tell us your router model we can show you how to use that to do it if you don't want to use the Windows method.

EDIT: According to your Default Gateway (Router's IP) you're probably using a D-Link or a Netgear router.

Here are tutorials for both:

D-LINK: http://www.cctvcamerapros.com/DLink-...etup-s/162.htm

Netgear: http://www.icloseup.com/helpfile/Set...%20Netgear.htm

As I mentioned before, if you want a REAL static ip address, I.e. the address you broadcast across the internet you'll need to contact your ISP because some provide the service for free, some you have to pay and some don't allow it at all.

Network IP Address: 192.168.1.110
Global IP Address: 72.169.40.57

Keep in mind that even if you set up a static ip address within your network (192...) you may not have a static ip address outside of your network (72...). As mentioned, you have to contact your ISP to figure it out.
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