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Winipcfg command

About winipcfg
Availability
Information

About winipcfg

The winipcfg command allows a user to network related information such as the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, DHCP server, WINS server, etc.

Availability

The winipcfg program is available in:

Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows NT

Windows 2000, Windows XP, and later versions of Windows do not use this command. If you are using a later version of Windows use the ipconfig command instead.

Information

To run the program, click Start, Run, and type winipcfg in the run line. This should open the winipcfg window similar to the picture below.

IP Configuration

If more than one adapter is present in the computer, use the drop down window to see the other adapters' information. In the above information, we are displaying the PPP adapter's information, which would be the Dialup or Modem Internet connection information. If you were currently connected on the Internet, you should have a value other than 0.0.0.0 for the IP address.

Clicking More Info displays all of the available network related information. Below is an example of what is displayed when clicking the More Info button and changing our adapter to the installed network adapter.

IP Configuration full information

As illustrated in the above picture, you can clearly see that displaying more info displays much more valuable information about the network. In the above example, we are displaying the 3Com 3C90x Ethernet Adapter on our Network Adapter card. As seen, we can verify the IP address of the network card as well as any other pertinent information about the network adapter.