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Ipconfig?

R
#1
I used to be able to use ipconfig /release then /renew but it doesn't work
like it used to or I'm missing something. I went on a trip this weekend and
the hotel had Wifi so I logged on no problem the first time I just had to
open IE and accept the terms that worked but then I went out for a while and
the laptop went into hibernation and when I tried to use the internet it
said that my IP address was interfering with someone else's so I tried
several things even used help to reset the IP address and could never
connect again?

How do you release the IP address so you can get a new one from the Wifi
provider in Vista?

Then when I got home I had to enter the WEP numbers again even though I had
saved it and checked all the boxes to retain the settings even if I'm not on
this connection.

Thanks for any help, Rich
 

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J

Jimmy Brush

#2
Hello,

In order to use administrative commands such as ipconfig you have to open an
administrator command prompt. To do that:

- Click start
- Type: cmd
- When cmd appears under Programs, right-click it and click Run as
Administrator

Also, right-clicking on the network icon down by the system tray and
clicking Diagnose should do pretty much the same thing.

- JB
 

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R
#3
"Jimmy Brush" <JimmyBrush@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7F8133FF-A28B-495B-AD3A-829FCC039D9A@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> In order to use administrative commands such as ipconfig you have to open
> an administrator command prompt. To do that:
>
> - Click start
> - Type: cmd
> - When cmd appears under Programs, right-click it and click Run as
> Administrator
>
> Also, right-clicking on the network icon down by the system tray and
> clicking Diagnose should do pretty much the same thing.
>
> - JB


I turned the UAC <sp> off so I was running as admin that wasn't the problem.
The screen after doing ipconfig /release looks nothing like it did in XP or
2000 for that matter. It has new things that I'm not aware of, instead of
just seeing the IP address there are different connections and one of them
that worked or says it was, was local but I couldn't get to the internet at
the hotel even though it said signal strength was excellent but with limited
connectivity what ever that means.

Rich
 

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