Forgive me, I know this s simle stuff to most of you.
I had to wake up a router tonight and tried to get ipconfig up on the Run command. The screen appeared for about a second and then vanished. Three tries.
So I tried Cmd and that stayed open. Entered "ping" and got stuff telling me is was an invalid command.
Hmmm....luckily I'd written down the default ip address http://192.168.1.1 and entered that. Didn't tell me anything about packets sent and received but when I glanced at the router there were lots of lights going and I looked upon my work and saw that it was good......
Sheer luck more likely. So, what should I have done and why did the ipconfig screen disappear?