ipconfig /release /renew batch file won't run

Posted on 2004-08-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

Sometimes at my house my wife's (XP home) computer loses conectivity to the internet. If I manually ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew the problem is solved and internet is again available. My problem is I can' t get it to run in a batch file.

Here is the file I'm running

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

Seems pretty straight forward but when I execute it the first line scrolls by the cmd window over and over. ie:

C:\>ipconfig /release
C:\>ipconfig /release
C:\>ipconfig /release
C:\>ipconfig /release

And it keeps scrolling to infinity.
I've tried putting pause on the second line but it just keeps scrolling.

Any ideas? My goal it to release and renew the ip with just a double click for my wife.


Question by:Yohaheho
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ID: 11850830
Are you using ipconfig.bat to do the job? If yes than change the file name.

Author Comment

ID: 11851682

Damn! Good one. That was the problem. As soon as I read it it dawned on me.


Expert Comment

ID: 13193369
Came searching for IPCONFIG solutions today - my XP seems to not show the path anymore for system32.  

Curious about your solution - why would ipconfig.bat not work?

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Every time IPCONFIG command was run inside the IPCONFIG.BAT. IPCONFIG.BAT was run instead of IPCONFIG.EXE.
So batch entered a loop running itself again and again...

Expert Comment

ID: 13210214
And the order of execution is based on the path statement?  or do .bats get "queued" ahead of .exes?
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Current directory is always the first to look in for files. The path statement is interpreted after current directory search.

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