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Explanation please

Discussion in 'A+' started by MrNice, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. MrNice

    MrNice Kilobyte Poster

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    I was always under the impression that to determine the IP address of a pc you used winipcfg in Win9x and Ipconfig in all later versions.
    Determine the IP address of your Win98 PC using the least effort? 2 choices
    1)ping command 2)netstat command 3)Ipconfig command 4)arp command 5)winipcfg command

    The answers are 3&5. Unless I read wrong someplace I thought Win98 doesnt recognise Ipconfig as it's an almost identical newer version of winipcfg?

    Any pointers most appreciated.
     
  2. Peter

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    As far as I am aware mr nice 3 & 5 are the correct answers, Ipconfig command was in some versions of 98ME.
     
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  3. MrNice

    MrNice Kilobyte Poster

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    Whats 98ME? are Win98 and WinME not entirely different O/S? I know it's Ipconfig in ME.
     
  4. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    The answers are 4 and 5.

    winipcfg is used for the win9x versions and
    arp "Displays and modifies the IP-to-Physical address translation tables used by address resolution protocol (ARP)."

    To see how this works open a command prompt and type arp, you'll see all the switches you can use. Type arp -a and see what you get.
     
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  5. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Ipconfig also works in Win98 (used it today, so yes, I'm sure !) Might just be in SE tho - not sure...
     
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  6. MrNice

    MrNice Kilobyte Poster

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    Sorry Nugget, I have the answer sheet and it has 3 & 5 as correct. I just dont understand why? I know what they all do but thought Ipconfig and winipcfg were the same but for different O/S?
     
  7. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Maybe it's as Jak pointed out. My problem is I have absolutely no experience with win9x OS's.
     
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  8. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    i've never used winipcfg, i think even 95 had ipconfig (could be wrong, wasnt networking much back then)
    i thought the differences were winipcfg was a gui thing, ipconfig was cli based,
    but yes you can use them both to determine ip details, so 3 and 5 should be correct
     
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  9. MrNice

    MrNice Kilobyte Poster

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    Thanks for the feedback :biggrin
     

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