smark wrote:I do not know why my Raspberry is not showing up when it is connected with an ethernet cord directly to my laptop.
There seem to be 2 general possibilities:
1] You may not have correctly installed the Raspbian os on the sim card. In that case Raspbian will not boot and the system will not show up.
2] You have correctly installed the Raspbian os on the sim card and the system has booted correctly. At that point it should request a valid IP address from the dhcp server on the network to which it is connected, but an address has not been assigned. If you are connecting the RPi directly to your laptop, are you running a dhcp server on it to assign an address?
Using ipconfig from the CMD prompt on your Windows machine gives information about the network configuration of that machine only - it will not help you find the address of another networked machine.