Ipconfig is a MS-DOS command-line tool used to display and manage the network settings of your computer. Ipconfig is available on Windows machines, and it displays the current network connection details and DHCP client settings.
Ipconfig is an external MS-DOS command, and is available on Windows 95, Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and Windows Vista Operating Systems. On Windows 9x machines, a graphical tools such as “winipconfig” or “winipcfg” may be used instead. On Linux machine, the ifconfig command performs equivalent function.
To learn the names of ethernet adapters that you can optionally specify with “ipconfig” command, you may simply type ipconfig command by itself. The command output displays all adapters by name that are available on your computer: e.g. “Local Area Connection”, “Wireless Network Connection”.
Ipconfig command is most often used to diagnose network problem on a Windows machine. If you’re using DHCP, you may try releasing and renewing IP address by performing “ipconfig /release” and “ipconfig /renew” commands shown below.