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Configure Automatic IP Addressing From Command Prompt & Adapter Properties

Without a layer three address(IP or logical address), your computer cannot communicate with other devices in the network. You can either assign a static IP to your computer or configure it to obtain an IP address automatically from a DHCP server. For a smaller network, it is easy to assign Logical addresses manually to devices connected to the network but it is not practical for a big network. For bigger networks, it is better to use the option to get automatic IP configuration from the DHCP server in the network. This tutorial explains different methods to configure a Windows computer to receive an IP address automatically.


DOS Prompt Command to Set Automatic IP Addressing
If your computer is not ready to receive Internet Protocol address automatically from DHCP server, you can fix it by a Command Prompt trick. Follow the instructions to configure your computer to receive logical number automatically.

Open Command Prompt As Administrator

Click Windows Start menu and right-click on Comm…

Check the TCP/IP Configuration of All Interfaces From Command Prompt

If your computer has multiple network interfaces, there might be a chance of confusion while configuring them. It is better to understand the current configuration of all interfaces on your computer. While checking the configuration on an interface, you must verify the DHCP status, IP address assigned to the interface, subnet mask and default gateway with gateway metric, Interface metric, WINS Server configuration etc. There is a DOS Prompt command to display all these TCP/IP details of every interface on your computer. This tutorial explains the use of this dos command and checks the current TCP/IP configuration on all active network interfaces on your computer.


Steps to View TCP/IP Settings On An Interface
For a better understanding of the packet flow on a PC, we must know the current configuration on every NIC. Steps to view the TCP/IP configuration on an Interface are:
Open DOS Window

Type cmd on Windows Search and click it or type cmd on Run window and press enter.

On DOS, type the…

How to Assign Static IP Address From Command Prompt

No device can communicate over a network without a valid IP address. Usually, DHCP server is providing Internet Protocol address to computers connected to the network. However, in certain cases, we must assign a static IP address to a PC by our self. There are different ways to assign it to a PC but the easiest method is the DOS method. There is a DOS prompt command to set a static IP address on a Windows computer. This tutorial explains how to configure static IP address from Command Prompt and explain the procedure with a practical example. At the end of this tutorial, you can see how to perform the same procedure in MAC.


Steps to Assign Static IP To Any Interface From Command Prompt Start MS-DOS as Administrator

You must start the command prompt as administrator to set static Internet Protocol number on your computer from the command prompt. On Start menu, right click on cmd and click run as administrator. To learn more about it, visit the link below.
Run DOS As Administrator

Type the …

How to Disable Firewall on Linksys Wireless Router

If you are connecting your local network to the Internet, you must use a firewall to protect your network from external intruders. Most of the SOHO routers provide firewall protection and there is no need to add an extra one for your home network. However, if you are using multiple devices with inbuilt firewall, it is better to disable it on the routers except the first one. It helps to avoid issues with working of online applications like games from being blocked by multiple router firewalls. This guide explains how to disable default Linksys firewall protection.


Configure Firewall Protection On Linksys Router
Login to the Setup page

Type 192.168.1.1 on the address bar of your browser and press enter.

Login Details

Enter the username and password on the login page. The default settings are:

Username: No username and leave it blank
Password: admin

Click on the Security tab


Configure Linksys Router Firewall

Under the Security tab, you can see the Firewall. Select Enable option to enable …

How to Start Windows Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC)

If Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) is not started on a Windows computer, it cannot detect any available wireless networks. It is an important Microsoft service which normally starts at boot time and this utility manage WiFi connections. If WZC is disabled on a device, it cannot find and join WiFi networks. So if you are facing any WiFi connectivity issues on your computer, the first step is to check whether WZC is enabled. This article tells how to enable WZC on a Windows computer and fix issues related to WiFi connectivity. Here we can see two different methods to activate this service. You can activate it either by executing a Command Prompt command or by following GUI instructions. These two methods are explained in this article.


Steps to Enable Wireless Zero Configuration Click on start

Click on Run

On Run window type services.msc press OK


Now the services windows will be opened. The Wireless Zero Configuration is the third service from last.


Open the service and click on start butto…

An Error Occurred While Trying To Share Folder Over a Network. Server Service Not Started

In a Local Network, some users face issues with sharing folders over a network. In most cases, this issue occurs after running Windows updates or reinstalling Windows. Exact error message while trying to share a folder is" An error occurred while trying to share. The Server service is not started ". In rare cases without any Windows updates, users face this issue. Common reasons for failure in sharing folder are listed below.



Reasons For Getting Error While Sharing a Folder Over Network Stopped state of lanmanserver service

Disabled Server service

File and Printer sharing is disabled
Solution For Folder Sharing Error Over a Network
To solve the error message "An error occurred while trying to share. The server service is not started. The shared resource was not created at this time", follow the steps below.

Start lanmanserver

To fix the error "An error occurred while trying to share. The Server service is not started" we need to start the lanmanserver on your …

How to Repair IP Address On Windows XP, Windows 7 & 8

Windows prompts users to repair the IP address when it detects IP addressing (Logical addressing) issues on their computers. Situations like limited or no connectivity, duplicate IP addresses, connection issues etc trigger the need of repairing current IP address on your Windows computer. In this tutorial, let us check how to repair IP address on Windows 8, Windows 7 and XP computers. This article covers different methods to repair Internet Protocol address by pressing the repair button on network connection status, repair from command prompt etc...


Method 1: Repair IP Address from Adapter Status
It is one of the easiest methods to repair issues with a logical number assigned to a PC running on Windows 8, 7 and XP. Adapter status window will show if there any issues with a logical address assigned. When your computer faces an addressing issue, on system tray you will be notified to repair it from the adapter status page.

Repair IP address On Windows XP

Double click on the network icon o…

How to Find the IP Address of a Website Using Command Prompt?

You must know that a domain name of a website is simply a name which points to an IP address and display the content stored in that IP. This tutorial is a very basic level one which explains how to find the IP address of a website without using any third-party tools on your computer.

The purpose of this basic tutorial is to teach very basic IT operations to the people who are new to technology.


There are many methods to find the IP address of a website. Many online tools are there for this purpose.

But we do not need any extra tools to check the IP address of a website. In this tutorial, I will teach you how to find the IP address of a website using Command Prompt.

I will show how to do it from a Windows computer having an Internet connection.


Steps to Find the IP Address of a Website using Command Prompt

If you are using a Windows XP computer, follow the instructions provided below.

Click on the start button at the left-hand bottom of the screen

Click on the Run and type cmd on the …

Configure Outlook Express With Dataone Account Email

Outlook Express is an email client from Microsoft which is outdated and no longer supported by them. If we reach Microsoft for any support, they will redirect to Outlook.com with similar features. Though this tutorial is outdated I am still keeping it as a legacy post. This tutorial explains how to configure Outlook Express for BSNL DSL broadband email ID. BSNL is one of the leading broadband service provider and the username provided to the customer is usually an email address. If you want to integrate this address with an email client on your PC, this article may help you.


To configure Outlook Express for Dataone customers with their email ID, follow the steps below.

Open Outlook Express and click on Tools

From Tools click on Accounts and select mail

Now click on Add to add a new mail and select mail

Now enter the display name and click next

Enter the Dataone email address and click next

Select POP 3 as the incoming mail server and enter the name of the mail server.

For Dataone it is smma…

How to Enable Disabled Wireless Adapter On Your Computer

If your computer stopped receiving the wireless signal, one of the reasons is the disabled wireless adapter. If the Wireless adapter (WiFi Card) is turned off, it cannot receive signals from the WiFi hotspots and Access Points.

This tutorial explains how to turn on a disabled WiFi adapter on a Windows Laptop.

It also teaches you, What should you do when your WiFi adapter is disabled? To fix the WiFi card issues on your laptop, follow the instructions below.

This article covers the solutions to fix WiFi problems on all Windows versions like Windows 8, Windows 7, etc. Let us start with the quick fix to enable Wireless Adapter on Windows 10.


How to Enable WiFi Adapter in Windows 10 Laptop? To enable the disabled wireless card on a Windows 10 computer, follow the instructions below.

Type Device Manager on the Windows 10 search bar and click to open it


Check for the wireless adapter under the Network Adapters

You can see the Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 3168 adapter is disabled in the D…

Resolve IP Address Conflict With Another System On The Network

If you see the error message There is an IP address conflict with another system on the network on your PC, you need to understand that two devices on the same network are assigned with the same IP address. Since no two devices can share the same IP, we need to use a different one for the computer which shows this message. This tutorial explains the reasons for getting this error along with a solution to fix it. Mmost commonly, this issue appears on devices where there is no DHCP server to establish the LAN connection. However, we can see it rarely on a network where a router is used. Let us check the reasons for this error first.

No DHCP Server is Used

If you try to assign static IP to a PC where the same number is already assigned to another computer on the network, you will receive this error. This error message tells us to use a different address for the current computer.

Router is Used

Rarely we see this issue on a network where every devices are connected to a router. Possible reas…

Optimize Blogger Template To Rank Blog Post Title In Search Engine

Achieving more visitors is the primary target of every professional blogger. We know the primary source of traffic (organic traffic) to any website or blog is Search Engines. So to achieve more traffic to our blog we need to achieve better search rank in major search engines. Many professional bloggers (in Blogspot platform) are developing unique quality content and update their site regularly but fail to get a better search result. The traffic count they are getting is less than what they actually deserve. It is because of the reason default Blogspot template is not much search engine friendly. A small tweak can make blogger templates search engine friendly.


Why Blogger Blog Posts Fail to Get Higher Rank in Search Engine Results Compared to WordPress?

You must note that sometimes WordPress blogs outrank Blogger blogs in Google Search results even if both blogs have same PR, backlink count etc. It is because of the difference in arranging post title tag in both WordPress blogs and Blo…

Check and Solve Software Conflicts and Sytem Crash On Windows Computer

It is not unusual to see compatibility issues between two entirely different software products on a computer. I have seen this many times on my computers and I do not think it is easy to create any programs which do not cause any conflicts with other software tools installed. Anti Virus products are common conflict makers but in reality, we cannot assure any tool safe from issues. This tutorial explains different methods to find out the reasons for software conflicts and system crash on Windows computers and some tips to solve it. We discuss the clean boot and Windows Action Center warnings to find the product, which is responsible for the computer crash.

Clean Boot to Verify If Software Conflicts Cause System Crash
We cannot always blame software conflicts as the reason for the recent system crash unless we prove it by a clean boot. It is the procedure to start your Windows computer with essential Microsoft services only. If your PC does not shows any system crash while in clean boot…

Update Belkin Router Firmware & Resolve Issues With Firmware Update

If your Belkin router does not have the latest version of firmware, it may start showing performance issues over time. Most of the connectivity and performance issues on network devices are due to outdated firmware. In this tutorial let us check how to verify your Belkin router is having the latest version of firmware and if it is not, download and update the latest version released for the specific model. Sometimes you may receive an error while this process. You may receive error messages like unable to update router firmware or even software update test failed with the error message the update check could not be performed due to network conditions. At the end of this guide, I have provided some troubleshooting steps to identify and fix the issues.

How to Check Whether Belkin Wireless N Router has Latest Firmware Version Log on to Setup Page

To know how to log on to the setup page to check if it is having the latest version installed, click on the link below.
How to Access Setup Page a…

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