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Looking for Complete Windows IP program

Hewlett-packard / Hp mini 311-1000
August 2, 2010 at 00:16:36
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 1.6 GHz / 1789 MB
Hello all,

I'm looking for a complete Windows IP program. I would like a self contained program that shows Internal address (easy to find). External IP address, (easy to find with an external program ping). If on a network, the default gateway (which helps locate the router), and the ability to change the IP from static to DHCP.

I am in the security business and take my laptop from home, which is static for port forwarding reasons, then to a job site, which may require a cat5 to a router and DHCP. Knowing the Default Gateway, gives me the login address for the cheapo routers. (Linksys, Netgear, etc)

Then I have an air-card for Verizon, so that never changes. It's always DHCP from their 'dial-up' account.

Finally, a few goodies like ping would be good.

An open port tool check tool (from outside)

All of this is available on multiple options...

CMD>IPCONFIG gives details about the adapter address, gateway address, DHCP (Yes/NO) gives my external IP shows a port open checking tool.

I have a program now that easily changes the DHCP/Static address options, giving me 'Profile' options. But I'd like it more inclusive. Offering Ping, external address check, gateway information, and external port forwarding tool.

Anyways, point and click options?

I'd certainly be willing to pay a small dime for it too. Freeware is great. Software is ok, if it does what I want.

Thanks in advance.


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August 2, 2010 at 05:29:19
First off, you need to realize you're not likely to find everything you're looking for in a single software package much less a GUI based "point and click" application.

You already know about "what's my IP" for external IP's and ipconfig for internal TCP/IP settings (including the default gateway)

As for changing from static to DHCP and vice versa, you could use the netsh command to do that. It's built into Windows so just research it and write yourself two batchfiles. One going from static to DHCP and the other the reverse. Put them in your \Windows folder and you'll be able to run them from the command line.

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