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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ShadowX22, May 7, 2007.
How do I do the equivalent of "Start Menu -> Run -> cmd -> ipconfig" on a Mac?
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
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 youre using.
The Network Utility in your Utilities folder will give you comprehensive network statistics, as well as network tools like ping, traceroute, and other stuff.
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.
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
Interface configuration, or simply ifconfig. Type this into the terminal
Output will be for all interfaces on the computer including the loopback which is
Leave that alone, change any/all configurations on all other interfaces.
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.
Thanks for clarifying. I could have sworn I used winipcfg on Windows XP, but apparently not. What about Windows 2000?
What's the OS X equivalent to ipconfig/flushdns?
EDIT: NVM; Google is your friend... I sometimes forget that!!!
Nope. I know, 'cause I remember having to un-train myself after years of typing "winipcfg"...even though ipconfig is actually easier to remember
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
3 year old thread, guys!