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Re: Help, windows dummy has bought one. I need it for a job or 100

On 5/8/2019 10:24 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Wednesday 08 May 2019 03:49:34 am Joe wrote:
>> On Tue, 7 May 2019 18:47:50 -0400
>> Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Greetings all;
>>> First it doesn't have a clue what to do with a wired network.
>>> It sure wants to hook up to all the neighborhoods wifi, all of which
>>> are secured.
>>> Second, its like stretch seems locked to ipv6 but its ipv4 for at
>>> least a hundred miles in any direction from  my 10-20 in North
>>> Central WV.
>>> Third, I can't find a place to enter a netmask route or gateway, its
>>> been sleeping with dhcp for way too long.
>>> I finally find what sort of looks like the old xp network
>>> configurator but it error beeps at me to the entry of any address on
>>> my local net that isn't already taken.
>>> So how do I convince this brand new unibody HP to use a static wired
>>> network setup?
>>> In the FWIW category, it takes winders 10 about 10x longer to boot
>>> than any of my linux machines. Makes me wonder if they should have
>>> named it window-0.1 because it is boringly slow.
>> Shouldn't. I have a W10 netbook, though I'm not familiar with it, it
>> had Debian installed within a week. Boot (from definitely off) is less
>> than thirty seconds. Booting should not be held up by network issues.
>> Open up the properties of the Ethernet adaptor, select TCP/IPv4,
>> Properties, then untick the automatic options. You should be able to
>> enter values in the address, mask and gateway boxes, and specify DNS
>> servers below. It shouldn't need a reboot.
> There is no place in that sequence to select TCP/IPv4 on this machine.
> If ipv6 dhcp fails, you are apparently screwed. And they call this an
> OS? Not where (and when) I went to school.

Why not trying command line (netsh)?

John Doe