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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 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 use the option to get automatic IP configuration from DHCP server in the network. This tutorial explains different methods to configure a Windows computer to receive 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 Command Prompt. C…

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 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 interfaces on your computer. This tutorial explains the use of this dos command and check the current TCP/IP configuration on all active network interfaces on your computer.

Steps to View TCP/IP Settings On An Interface
For 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 comma…

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 static IP address to a PC by our self. There are different ways to assign it to a PC but the easiest method is DOS method. There is a DOS prompt command to set 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 same procedure in MAC.

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

You must start command prompt as administrator to set static Internet Protocol number on your computer from 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 following command o…

How to Disable Firewall on Linksys Wireless Router

If you are connecting your local network to Internet, you must use firewall to protect your network from external intruders. Most of the SOHO routers provide firewall protection and there is no need to add extra one for your home network. However, if you are using multiple devices with inbuilt firewall, it is better 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 Setup page

Type 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 Security tab

Configure Linksys Router Firewall

Under Security tab you can see Firewall. Select enable option to enable it on Linksys route…

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, 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 third service from last.

Open the service and click on start butt…

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 method to repair issues with logical number assigned to a PC running on Windows 8, 7 and XP. Adapter status window will show if there any issues with 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 on th…

How to Find the IP Address of a Website using command prompt

Once one of my friend asked me how to find the IP address of a domain name. Then only I just understood some steps might be very simple but for some one it might be a new tip. So I decide to write this post. There are so many methods to find the IP address of a website. Many online tools are there for this purpose( OK their main purpose is some thing advanced). The basic tool we need is command prompt. Think if your computer is connected to the Internet and want to find the IP address of one particular website for any reason. You can simply go to command prompt and ping the website.

The Steps to find IP Address of a domain Address are

1. Click on start

2. Click on Run and type cmd Press OK ( In Windows XP)

In Vista use search and type command ,press enter

2. Command prompt Window will open

On the command prompt window type

ping [website URL] press enter.

Now you will get reply from the IP address of the website. Some times we may get Request Timed out instead of replies. For that issue cli…

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 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 sm…

How to Enable Disabled Wireless Adapter On Your Computer

If wireless adapter (wireless card) is disabled on a computer, it will not receive signals from wireless router or Access Point. Major reasons to get wireless adapters disabled are software conflicts, Latest windows update etc. This article explains how to enable automatically disabled wireless adapter on a computer. This step by step tutorial first explains how to turn on it from device manager. In most cases this solution works but if it doesn't you can proceed to further steps mentioned at the end of this guide.

Troubleshoot Local network Connectivity

1. Enable WiFi Adapter From Device Manager
This is the first step you must do when your WiFi card is disabled automatically on your laptop. You will get an option to turn on it back.
Start Menu

Windows 7 & 8

To go to Device Manager on Windows 7 laptop, right click on the Computer shown in Start menu and click on properties.

Windows XP

Right click on My Computer and click on properties (XP).

Now the system properties window will …

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 same IP address. Since no two devices can share 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 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 reasons f…

Optimize Blogger Template To Rank Blog Post Title In Search Engine

Achieving more visitors is the primary target of every professional bloggers. 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 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 Bl…

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 clean boot and Windows Action Center warnings to find the product, which is responsible for computer crash.

Clean Boot to Verify If Software Conflicts Cause System Crash
We cannot always blame software conflicts as the reason for recent system crash unless we prove it by  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 booting, it is one…

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 error while this process. You may receive error messages like unable to update router firmware or even software update test failed with 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 latest version installed, click on the link below.
How to Access Setup Page and Config…