Configure NIC in command prompt


Netsh.exe is a command line utility that allows locally / remotely, display or edit the NIC configuration of a live computer. Following are few tasks done using Netsh.exe.

Configure IP, Mask and gateway
C:\>netsh interface ip set address name=”Local Area Connection” static 192.100.100.107 255.255.255.0 192.100.100.100

View your TCP/IP settings
C:\> netsh interface ip show config

Export current NIC settings to a file

C:\>netsh -c interface dump > c:\localip.txt

Import NIC settings from a file

C:\>netsh -f c:\localip.txt

NIC to automatically obtain an IP address from a DHCP server

C:\>netsh interface ip set address “Local Area Connection” dhcp

Configure DNS address in NIC
C:\>netsh interface ip set dns “Local Area Connection” static 192.100.100.107

Dynamically obtain DNS IP from DHCP

C:\>netsh interface ip set dns “Local Area Connection” dhcp

Note: add index=1 and index=2 if you like to add primary and secondary DNS. Default primary.

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Robiul has 15 years of continuous successful career experience in ICT with extensive background in System Engineering, IT infrastructure design, operations and service delivery, managing IT projects / MIS functions for local and multi-national companies with in-depth knowledge of multiple operating systems as well as construct / manage small to medium size Data Center. Proven ability to design and implement medium to semi-large scale LAN/WAN/WLAN and system infrastructures. Academic qualification: Master of Science in Information Systems. Professional certifications are: MCSE, CCNA, ITIL and FoundStone Security Professional, VCP, NetAPP, CISSP etc.
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