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  • Using the ipconfig command to troubleshoot network problems


    By Lance Whitney

    When you’re having trouble connecting to a network, Windows’ command-line option IP Configuration can reveal helpful information.

    Network-connection problems can crop up anywhere and in various ways: at home, at a hotel, connecting to a network printer, opening webpages, and so forth. Connection issues can be relatively simple or complex. For example, you might have an IP-address conflict, where two devices are trying to use the same address — and the solution is a quick IP refresh. Or your system could have trouble resolving addresses: you can connect to a site or server via its IP address but not through its name. That might require some deeper digging.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 16.37.0 (2019-10-14).