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Screenshot of ipconfig /all output in Windows XP

ipconfig (internet protocol configuration) in Microsoft Windows is a console application that displays all current TCP/IP network configuration values and refreshes Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol DHCP and Domain Name System DNS settings.[1]

The standard path is %WINDIR%\System32\ipconfig.exe (which usually resolves to C:\WINDOWS\System32\ipconfig.exe).


GUI versions

Similar GUI tools named winipcfg and wntipcfg also exist. The former pre-dates ipconfig. The role played by these tools is similar from various implementations of ifconfig in Unix and Unix-like operating systems.

Mac OS X ipconfig

ipconfig in Mac OS X serves as a wrapper to the IPConfiguration agent, and can be used to control the BootP and DHCP client from the command line interface.[2] Like most UNIX-based operating systems, Mac OS X also uses ifconfig for more direct control over network interfaces, such as configuring static IP addresses.


  1. ^ Microsoft Windows XP ipconfig support page
  2. ^ OS X developer manual

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