CMD->Ipconfig?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ShadowX22, May 7, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    How do I do the equivalent of "Start Menu -> Run -> cmd -> ipconfig" on a Mac?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    umm, depends on what you really want.. but you could start with:

    Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal -> then type "ifconfig"

    which stands for interface configuration.. I think
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    winipcfg on Windows is most commonly used to find out your current IP address. Is this what you want to do? You can go to Apple menu > System Preferences > Network and then look under whatever network connection you’re using.
     
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    thewhitehart

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    The Network Utility in your Utilities folder will give you comprehensive network statistics, as well as network tools like ping, traceroute, and other stuff.
     
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    brand

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    winipcfg is all good in a Windows 9x world but try that command on a new install of an NT based system. NT based platforms you use ipconfig and for a Unix based platforms are ifconfig.
     
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    epochblue

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    This command is what you're looking for, but it's going to give you the information in a less-than-friendly way.

    I'd recommend going through your network preferences to figure out your IP address.

    System Preferences -> Network -> (select device) -> TCP/IP
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    ifconfig

    Interface configuration, or simply ifconfig. Type this into the terminal

    ifconfig -a

    Output will be for all interfaces on the computer including the loopback which is

    127.0.0.1

    Leave that alone, change any/all configurations on all other interfaces.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Another vote here for the Network Utility app from the Applications-Utilities folder.

    All the information is in there and it's more user friendly than ifconfig.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Thanks for clarifying. I could have sworn I used winipcfg on Windows XP, but apparently not. What about Windows 2000?
     
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    cubbie5150

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    What's the OS X equivalent to ipconfig/flushdns?

    EDIT: NVM; Google is your friend... I sometimes forget that!!!
     
  11. macrumors 68030

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    Nope. I know, 'cause I remember having to un-train myself after years of typing "winipcfg"...even though ipconfig is actually easier to remember :D
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Win Xp And Linux Systems

    If You Want The MAC Address You Need To Use The Command ipconfig /all in Windows NT Based Systems and ifconfig -a in Linux Based Systems and i would assume this applies to Mac OS As It Is A Linux Variant At Its Core
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    dscacheutil -flushcache
     
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    GGJstudios

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    3 year old thread, guys!
     

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