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How do I enable my network connection using command prompt?

I've tried:

netsh interface set interface "Local Area Connection" ENABLE

But received this error:

An interface with this name is not registered with the router.

I know how to disable my network connection using ipconfig/release but when I try ipconfig/renew using command prompt it doesn't seem to be working either.

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By using WMIC. Run the following with elevated/ administrator rights:

wmic path win32_networkadapter where index=7 call disable

where 7 is the network interface index number. You can find it by using:

wmic nic get name, index

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Doesn't work for me. – Shimmy Mar 31 '15 at 5:02
@Shimmy, the fix is to run it with elevated/ admin privileges. (It hadn't worked for me either, even though it said Method execution successful.. It also said ReturnValue = 5;. When running it as admin, that ReturnValue changed to 0 and it worked.) – accolade May 31 '15 at 10:15

You have to run it with elevated/ admin privileges.

(@jfalcon's alternative approach is no different in that respect - it fails when run as non-privileged user and does not even understandably tell you so. (I edited their answer to reflect this.))

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