What does typing this sequence in my computer do?

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  1. PM_

    PM_ Professional

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    I had my boss' friend come into my office and type this on my comp.
    He said it was a test to see if the "networking" of all the computers was working, but now I'm a bit skeptical.

    Anyone help?


    This is what he did:

    Start

    Run

    Cmd (enter)
    Ipconfig
    (enter)
    (something else I forget) (enter)
    www.yahoo.ca (enter)
     
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  2. Rumjungle

    Rumjungle Semi-Pro

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    Perhaps you mean "ping www.yahoo.ca"? If that's that case he was probably testing to see if the internet connection was up.
     
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  3. matchpoint

    matchpoint Rookie

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    Nothing to worry about, he's just trying to find out your ip address and checking if it has internet connection.
     
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  4. Return_Ace

    Return_Ace Professional

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    yeah, run ipconfig just displays the networking info, subnets, ip addys.. etc.

    pinging something just makes sure you're connected to that pc/something
     
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  5. PM_

    PM_ Professional

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    Yes, "ping" was there too!!!
    Thanks guys.
     
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  6. mansrow

    mansrow Rookie

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    Something like this????


    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : xxxxxxxxxx
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : xxxxxxxxxxx

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : xxx.xxx.x.xxx
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : xxx.xx.x.xxx.xx
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : xxxx.xxxxxxxx
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : xx.x.xxx.x.x.xx
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . :xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    C:\Documents and Settings\>ping www.google.com

    Pinging www.l.google.com [216.239.37.104] with 32 byte

    Reply from 216.239.37.104: bytes=32 time=49ms TTL=239
    Reply from 216.239.37.104: bytes=32 time=45ms TTL=239
    Reply from 216.239.37.104: bytes=32 time=45ms TTL=239
    Reply from 216.239.37.104: bytes=32 time=44ms TTL=239

    Ping statistics for 216.239.37.104:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 44ms, Maximum = 49ms, Average = 45ms



    ipconfig/all = to check all your ethernet addresses and ip addresses and to check if ure connected
    Ping = so see how fast the particular website loads.

    :cool:
     
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