My surfing days are over

One of your computers is having problems surfing the Internet. Which of these Windows utilities can give you a consolidated view of the computer’s network address configuration, including subnet mask and default gateway?

A) telnet

B) ping

C) tracert

D) ipconfig

E) It’s probably written on the yellow sticky that’s attaching to the computer somewhere.

The answer: D) ipconfig

The Windows ipconfig utility is one of the fastest ways to get information about a computer’s network configuration. Try using ipconfig /all to get the big list!

Want to know more? Watch “Command Line Utilities.”

There is a wealth of Windows utilities that can be run directly from the command line or launched from the Start menu. In this video, we’ll examine utilities like telnet, ping, msconfig, dxdiag, and many more.