Re: IPCONFIG.EXE

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by whatever, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. whatever

    whatever Guest

    Jeff Liebermann <> wrote in
    news:p:

    > On 11 Oct 2010 20:53:55 +0200, doofus <> wrote:
    >
    >>When you run ipconfig.exe does it go out to the internet?

    >
    > No. IPCONFIG stays on your computer and does not go wandering away.
    >
    >>Where does ipconfig read the name of your wireless card from?

    >
    > Look under:
    > HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkCards\
    > for the driver ID number. That's the mess between the { }. The real
    > description is buried under something like:
    >
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-

    11
    > CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\0015\DriverDesc\
    >


    With all respect, in my xp registry there are many entries in the
    registry showing the exact same description of the same adapter. The
    registry entry in your reply is for the driver description which I think
    is a different string showing the version number of the driver. How do
    you know which of the many identical adapter descriptions, containing
    the same name of the device, is the one being read by ipconfig.exe? Also
    in my registry there are numerous control sets (ControlSet
    008,0010,0014, etc) which correspond to the various access points I have
    connected to with the same adapter, all showing the identical adapter
    name and chipset description. Are you saying ipconfig just picks one at
    random. Seems to me the only accurate way is to query the adapter
    directly, not to read the registry.
     
    whatever, Oct 12, 2010
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  2. whatever

    TBerk Guest

    On Oct 11, 8:07 pm, whatever <> wrote:

    > With all respect,...



    Aw, c'mon. That had hardly any respect whatsoever.

    You can do better than that...


    TBerk
     
    TBerk, Oct 12, 2010
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  3. whatever

    Shadow Guest

    On Tue, 12 Oct 2010 03:07:24 +0000 (UTC), whatever
    <> wrote:

    >With all respect, in my xp registry there are many entries in the
    >registry showing the exact same description of the same adapter. The
    >registry entry in your reply is for the driver description which I think
    >is a different string showing the version number of the driver. How do
    >you know which of the many identical adapter descriptions, containing
    >the same name of the device, is the one being read by ipconfig.exe?

    Just run regmon, put ipconfig in the watch filter, and run
    your ipconfig command.
    http://download.cnet.com/RegMon/3000-2094_4-10020841.html
    []'s
     
    Shadow, Oct 12, 2010
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  4. whatever

    Shadow Guest

    On Tue, 12 Oct 2010 05:21:55 -0700, Jeff Liebermann <>
    wrote:

    >On Tue, 12 Oct 2010 03:07:24 +0000 (UTC), whatever
    ><> wrote:
    >
    >>Jeff Liebermann <> wrote in
    >>news:p:

    >
    >You can see the list of previous network devices by running the Device
    >Manager and selecting:
    > View -> Show Hidden Devices
    >Under "Network Adapters", you should find the entire list of adapters,
    >both past and present. If you want even more:
    > Start -> run -> cmd <enter>
    > set DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1
    > start devmgmt.msc
    > View -> Show Hidden Devices
    >If your list is huge, this would probably be a good time to delete
    >ancient history and unused devices. (Backup your registry first).

    Regmon, running with no filters, (agghh), shows me the only
    place queried relative to adapter name with "ipconfig /all" is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\PCI\VEN****\****\

    **** for privacy, I hate big numbers I don't understand.

    "DeviceDesc"="VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter"
    "Mfg"="VIA Technologies, Inc."
    []'s

    Open "cmd" from start , run regmon, do a ipconfig /all, then
    stop regmon clicking on the icon at top. CTRL-F to find entry. Regmon
    produces a lot of output.
    I prefer the old version of regmon, before window$ bought
    sysinternals.
     
    Shadow, Oct 12, 2010
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  5. whatever

    Shadow Guest

    On Wed, 13 Oct 2010 08:18:17 -0700, Jeff Liebermann <>
    wrote:

    >On Tue, 12 Oct 2010 09:00:49 -0700, Jeff Liebermann <>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>Tweaking the description to see what happens... Nothing. However,
    >>I'm bizzee right now and don't want to reboot or restart the IP stack.
    >>Maybe later tonite. You probably found the correct key, but I'm not
    >>sure.

    >
    >Nope. Tweaking the description and rebooting didn't change the output
    >of IPCONFIG.

    I can't even change the description. "Error: Changing value of
    DeviceDesc" Error writing content of new value....
    (a rough translation, my windows is Portuguese)
    So maybe it pools the hardware. It is a constant, appears to
    be unchangeable.
    FWIW
    []'s
     
    Shadow, Oct 14, 2010
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  6. whatever

    Shadow Guest

    On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 17:27:23 -0700, Jeff Liebermann <>
    wrote:
    >If you want to change the permissions, go up one directory in REGEDIT,
    >right click, and select "Permissions". Give yourself permission to
    >read/write/change/whatever the contents, and the registry keys below
    >the directory. Some viruses like to change the permissions so you
    >can't change the keys, making repair difficult.

    OK, that worked
    ipconfig /all

    BEFORE:
    Adaptador Ethernet Conexão local:

    Sufixo DNS específico de conexão . :
    Descrição . . . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast
    Ethernet Adapter

    Endereço físico . . . . . . . . . . : 00-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    DHCP ativado. . . . . . . . . . . . : Sim
    Configuração automática ativada . . : Sim
    Endereço IP . . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.2
    Máscara de sub-rede . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Gateway padrão. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
    Servidor DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
    Servidores DNS. . . . . . . . . . . : 127.0.0.1

    AFTER:
    Adaptador Ethernet Conexão local:

    Sufixo DNS específico de conexão . :
    Descrição . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Bubba
    Endereço físico . . . . . . . . . . : 00-xxxxxxxxxxxx
    DHCP ativado. . . . . . . . . . . . : Sim
    Configuração automática ativada . . : Sim
    Endereço IP . . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.2
    Máscara de sub-rede . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Gateway padrão. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
    Servidor DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
    Servidores DNS. . . . . . . . . . . : 127.0.0.1
    Concessão obtida. . . . . . . . . . : quinta-feira, 14 de
    outubro d

    ///////////
    So that is where ipconfig looks for it.
    :)
    []'s
    I'll try a reboot
     
    Shadow, Oct 15, 2010
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  7. whatever

    Shadow Guest

    On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 21:43:51 -0300, Shadow <> wrote:

    >On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 17:27:23 -0700, Jeff Liebermann <>
    >wrote:
    >>If you want to change the permissions, go up one directory in REGEDIT,
    >>right click, and select "Permissions". Give yourself permission to
    >>read/write/change/whatever the contents, and the registry keys below
    >>the directory. Some viruses like to change the permissions so you
    >>can't change the keys, making repair difficult.

    > OK, that worked
    > ipconfig /all

    ...........................
    > []'s
    > I'll try a reboot

    After a reboot, hardware manager tells me my card is called
    Bubba, and in network neighborhood/properties I am connected via
    "Bubba" to the internet. So it seems that is where the network card
    info is kept.
    :)
    Dunno why yours didn't work. Try regmon or whatever with a
    piece of the network card name as an "include" filter.
    Include filter "Bubb" now takes me directly to the key when I
    run ifconfig /all. (you don't even need the "/all" option.)
     
    Shadow, Oct 15, 2010
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