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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

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

http://itcookbook.net/blog/enabling-and-disabling-nics-commandline-windows

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