Setting up a network in Windows via the command line

To begin, open the command line by clicking on the shortcut in the Start menu or typing the command “cmd” in the “Run” line.

Here is an example of viewing the current configuration:

netsh interface ip show config

View a list of network interfaces:

netsh interface ipv4 show interfaces

An example of configuring static parameters for an interface named Ethernet 2:

netsh interface ip set address name="Ethernet 2" static 192.168.0.101 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.1 1

Or so:

netsh interface ipv4 set address name="Ethernet 2" source=static address=192.168.1.2 mask=255.255.255.0 gateway=192.168.1.1
netsh interface ipv4 add dnsserver name="Local" address=8.8.8.8 index=1

Example of obtaining parameters for the Ethernet 2 interface by DHCP:

netsh interface ip set address name="Ethernet 2" dhcp

Example of obtaining the DNS parameters for the Ethernet 2 interface by DHCP:

netsh interface ip set dns "Ethernet 2" dhcp

Export the current configuration to a file:

netsh -c interface dump > d:cfg1.txt

Importing a configuration from a file:

netsh -f d:cfg1.txt

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