Windows Ipconfig Command Tutorial With Examples To List, Change, Renew IP Configuration

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Ipconfig command provides basic network management functionalities about Windows operating systems like Windows Server and Windows Desktop families. With ipconfig command ip address information about network interfaces can be listed, changed or dns cache can be flushed. In this tutorial we will look these usage examples

Help

Ipconfig command uses default Windows style parameters and help syntax. We will use /h for print help.

List Network Interfaces and IP Addresses

Windows operating systems have more than one interfaces. These interfaces have information like IP, DNS, Network etc. We can display this information with ipconfig command without providing any parameters. This will list all interfaces and related information.

List Network Interfaces and IP Addresses

List Network Interfaces and IP Addresses

We can see that there are following information;

  • Interfaces name
  • IPv4 Address
  • Subnet Mask
  • Default Gateway if exists
  • Link-local IPv6 Address

List DNS, DHCP Server and Detailed Information

In previous example we have listed basic information about network interfaces. Some times this information is not enough for us. We need more detailed information like DHCP Server, DNS Server etc. We can get these details with /all parameter.

List DNS, DHCP Server and Detailed Information

List DNS, DHCP Server and Detailed Information

Renew IP Address

DHCP is a protocol used to get IP address and other related network information automatically. DHCP ease system and network administrators life. DHCP protocol details can be get from following tutorial

What is DHCP and How It Works?

DHCP mechanism started d by client side or a network node generally connected newly. Ipconfig command can start this mechanism with /renew parameter. We will release our IP address if allready exists and try to get new IP address in the following example.

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Renew IP Address

Renew IP Address

Clear DNS Cache

One of the most faced network problem is DNS problem. After some times using internet connection DNS cache became corrupt and can not work properly. I we can connect network by can not surf internet or get a DNS related error from the browser like Chrome, Firefox, Explorer we can try to clear DNS cache. We will clear the DNS cache with /flushdns command like below.

Clear DNS Cache

Clear DNS Cache

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