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By ZokuBatsu ·
I was troubleshooting my connection because it doesn't work, when the Windows Help center told me to
"Open run
Type cmd
Type ipconfig /release
press ENTER"

And I did. And it said that
"'ipconfig is not recognized as an internal or external command, opperable program or batch file"

What am I doing wrong?

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That's right

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Command Prompt

ipconfig.exe should be in the windows/system32 directory.
If it's there try ipconfig.exe / release, if not go back to the network setup wizard in control panel

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What am I doing wrong? Absolutely Nothing at all

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Command Prompt

Provided that you wanted to clear your IP Addresses which is exactly what you did when you entered ipconfig /release.

If you want to make the Ethernet work again you can enter the Command Line Prompt and type in ipconfig /renew which may work or you can run the Network Setup Wizard again to set an IP Address to that NIC.

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Oh well

by ZokuBatsu In reply to Command Prompt

No, see, no matter what I type in in the stupid prompt, I get that error.

I reinstalled windows since I posted that. /roll

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This is a Program Compatibility problem in XP PRO

by chigitoto In reply to Command Prompt

Go to: Start > All Programs > Accessories > Program Compatibility Wizard
Check 'Locate the program manually'> Next
Browse to My Computer > Local Disk (C) > Windows > system32 > ipconfig.exe
Click open then Next
Click 'Do not apply a compatibility mode' > Next
Click 'Disable visual themes' > Next
Click 'Test your compatibility settings' > Next
The command prompt will flash then close.
Run ipconfig /all again and everyting will show.

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