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Old June 24th, 2012, 03:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for an app that does IPCONFIG command

I am looking for an app, or a Terminal Emulator command, that does the same thing ipconfig in windows DOS does without a successful result. I have been searching for weeks now. Does it just not exist? Come on! It has to...lol! With all of the other stuff a droid is capable of doing I can't believe a DOS emulator doesn't exist.

Please, before answering, as I said I've been searching and asking around online for weeks so please forgive my frustration with ignorant answers. I am NOT looking for:

a Wi-Fi Analyzer - The wi-fi analyzer apps don't do or even come close to producing the ipconfig command results.

DosBox - Tried it. While it is a DOS emulator it only does very simple DOS commands...the ipconfig command isn't one of them unfortunately.
And I don't want a bunch of games.

I want to be able to open a prompt on my droid, type 'ipconfig' and get the same results typing that command in windows DOS produces. How do I get this result?

I've found ifconfig information online that says that command is the unix equivilant, and I have Terminal Emulator installed. If it is true that the ifconfig command in unix does the same exact thing as ipconfig in DOS...I'm doing something wrong and would appreciate knowing how to use ifconfig properly because when I use it...it does nothing.

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Old June 24th, 2012, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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... I've found ifconfig information online that says that command is the unix equivilant, and I have Terminal Emulator installed. If it is true that the ifconfig command in unix does the same exact thing as ipconfig in DOS...I'm doing something wrong and would appreciate knowing how to use ifconfig properly because when I use it...it does nothing.
This is correct. Out of interest I tried it and you're right, the command just returns. However, if you're rooted then you should have busybox installed. If so, then in a terminal window (I'm using this one ... https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jackpal.androidterm&hl=en ...) type 'busybox ifconfig' (no quotes!!). That'll return the relevant information.

Busybox was installed on my phone when I installed a custom ROM. Get it here ... https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=stericson.busybox&feature=search_result #?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsInN0ZXJpY3Nvbi5idXN5Ym94Il0. ...

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BusyBox is a software application that provides many standard Unix tools, much like the larger (but more capable) GNU Core Utilities. BusyBox is designed to be a small executable for use with the Linux kernel, which makes it ideal for use with embedded devices. It has been self-dubbed "The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux".
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Old June 24th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you very much, dvhttn.

I have the same Terminal Emulator, I am rooted (no ROM, just rooted for permissions and to get rid of the bloatware from my provider), and busybox is installed. This is why I came here to ask because either I'm doing something wrong or I need to chmod permissions somewhere (maybe???), or something isn't installed correctly or...I don't know...something's not right.

I have tried these commands as you suggested in Terminal Emulator:
ifconfig
Result: Nothing. It just returns the command.
busybox ifconfig
Result: Same. I'm not getting anything out of it.

So....what the heck?? What could be my issue? Any ideas? Perhaps I should re-install.

I know that busybox is installed because the installer claims it was successful and when I type busybox in the terminal it results the commands available, as it's said that it should. I have not tried much other then what I'm attempting to do with this question which is basically finding the IP to router control panels (because they're not default) at my work place because I've been asked by upper management NOT to reset them to default...to 'figure out a way in to them'...so to appease the boss' wishes I would like to do all I can to get in to them to change settings as they want before I have to tell them that I apologize but they have to be reset.

If the routers and access points were connected to a computer, right! This would be easy. But the routers are connected to a switch so DOS'ing an ipconfig command only reports the local IP address of the work station I'm at. But then when I go out to the plant my droid picks up all the routers installed in the rafters. LOL!!
netstat doesn't even find them. I've tried that too.

Whoever set this up knew what they were doing security wise which is a good thing for the company...but a nightmare for me being the new IT guy and having no contact with the former IT and network illiterate bosses. If I can't get this to work on my droid, which would be very cool and interesting aside from being much easier then carting a laptop around the plant... I guess I'll just have to do it by carrying a laptop around and DOS'ing an ipconfig when it finds a new access point.
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You're only going to see the IP addresses of the routers if you're connected to those routers. netstat -rn will show you your IP and the router IP that you are attached to.

Not all busybox apps are the same. The one by Stephen Stericson to me is the best. He will even add applets that are not currently included if you request it. Last year I had him add crond and hostname.

You also don't need to type busybox first.
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So basically there just isn't a way to do it on my phone?
Bummer!!! I'm so let down that there isn't an app or command that does this.
Even more frustrated that there are DOS and Unix terminal emulators that aren't really DOS and Unix terminal emulators...the DOS "emulators" are more of a game ROM emulator and the Unix terminal apps are quite powerful but they're not as capable as the pc version. Why don't they do the same thing they do on a pc?

At least they're not the same kind app-for-idiots the flashlight apps are. They do have some specific use that you can't do with out them. Flashlight? Activate your screen with the brightness turned all the way up! Use a white background. Same thing.

Maybe I'll try a windows phone.
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They do the same thing.
You're expecting your device to show you IP addresses for which the device is unaware.

If I do netstat -rn on my phone I see my IP address and the IP of my router.
It isn't going to show me the IP of my neighbors router because I'm not connected to it.

If you're connected to your work network you should be able to ping the other routers if they are in DNS.
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Try IfConfig app. I just downloaded it and it works as expected.
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So basically there just isn't a way to do it on my phone?
Bummer!!! I'm so let down that there isn't an app or command that does this.
Even more frustrated that there are DOS and Unix terminal emulators that aren't really DOS and Unix terminal emulators...the DOS "emulators" are more of a game ROM emulator and the Unix terminal apps are quite powerful but they're not as capable as the pc version. Why don't they do the same thing they do on a pc?

At least they're not the same kind app-for-idiots the flashlight apps are. They do have some specific use that you can't do with out them. Flashlight? Activate your screen with the brightness turned all the way up! Use a white background. Same thing.

Maybe I'll try a windows phone.
Woah, major rage mode. Apps are not perfect yet for android, but its getting there. Don't worry, some developer is bound to get it right. Maybe you could contact some of the developers and see if they may be able to get a certain function or feature into their apps.
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Thank you Mr. Lucky. Netstat made by the same developer that made the IFCONFIG app you linked got me the results I wanted. Very much appreciated! Thanks!
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in terminal emulator some commands that can work is "netcfg" and "ip addr list" (usually perfer netcfg)

(know its an old threat but anyone need the info)
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