Quite often at work we need to manually change the IP of our laptops for testing various things. Since our laptops are not the quickest around town I quickly got bored of clicking on 5 different windows just to change IP. The I found the quite useful
netsh interface ip set address name="Local Area Connection" static IP MASK GATEWAY 1
The above command would change the IP on the interface "Local area connection" to whatever values of IP/MASK?GATEWAY you define. Typing all that in rather than clicking (and waiting) for a few windows is maybe not as good so I've made a very simple bat script.
- Will ask for IP, mask and gateway then configure "Local Area Connection" and display its config to confirm
- Will configure "Local Area Connection" for DHCP then display the address it uses
- Manually configure the DNS servers used
- Show the current interface config
- Will relese and renew the DHCP address on "Local Area Connection"
- Asks for an address and pings it continually
- Asks for an address and pathpings to it (similar to traceroute)