My friend previously did this thing where my IP address would stop refreshing itself or something because it kept losing its connection frequently and he thought that might be a solution. Well it seemed to work or at least be much more reliable but like usual I fucked something up and now it's back to normal. I know what he did but I can't remember what the command was once I go to run/cmd...then a black screen comes up and I'm supposed to type something in to do with IP addresses then I make sure everything except....uhhh (I'll think of it) is the same as if I go to my wireless connection properties/internet protocol properties. If anyone also knows of what the fuck he did or what I'm trying to do here, could you tell me what command I'm supposed to type in to bring up that info and if I'm going about it wrong? THANKS
Well, the base command is "ipconfig", but there are many switches attached to it. You can use the /all switch to get more information, or use the /renew switch to refresh the IP address.
Is that what you were thinking of?
Thats the one.
If your still having problems after doing what your friend told you to do goto control panel > network connections, right click on the device and select properties. Find Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) goto properties and set it to "Obtain an IP address automatically"
Then go back to the command line and type ipconfig/renew and you computer will pick up a working IP address from the router.
This should resolve the problem in the short term. For the longer term I would either set yourself up with a static IP address or extend the length of a DCHP lease on your router. (or ask your friend to do it)
Yeah I think that ipconfig is what I was looking for, thanks a lot guys.