Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Ping and ipconfig, part of CompTIA A+ Exam Prep (220-901) Part 5: Networking.
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- One thing that new techs always do…is they come up to me and they're like,…"Mike, what kind of tools do I need…to be a great network technician?"…And the answer is I would say 90%…of the problems that you run into on networks…can be handled with two tools…that are built into, well, not only Windows…but pretty much every operating system more or less.…And that is Ping, and, in Windows it's called Ipconfig.…Now these two tools alone…will take care of so many different things.…Let's make sure you know how to use them.…
So let's start off with Ping.…Ping…So to use Ping you just type in ping…and then the name of another computer…that you want to ping.…So I'm going to ping one particular computer here.…What ping does is that it sends out one little packet…out to whatever address you've put in there,…and then that device will respond back,…so it's a really great way to say,…am I connected to this thing,…are we on the same network id,…are we working together…at least at the TCP/IP level.…
So it works out pretty nice like that,…
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The fifth, networking, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers provides an introduction to networking by exploring cables, network IDs, IP addresses, and ports. He explains how to deal with a DNS, configure a router, and set up a wireless network while applying security standards. He also discusses Internet connections, including dial-up, broadband, wireless, and more.
Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.
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- Working with network cables
- Establishing a local area network (LAN)
- Communicating using ping and ipconfig
- Dealing with a DNS
- Configuring routers
- Setting up a wireless network
- Troubleshooting internet connections
- Connecting to a desktop remotely
- Transferring files and selecting file sharing options
Skill Level Beginner
1. Essentials of Networking
2. Local Area Networking
Introduction to TCP/IP15m 4s
Network IDs and subnet mask11m 53s
Dynamic IP addressing9m 59s
Special IP addresses4m 38s
Ping and ipconfig7m 15s
TCP, UDP, and ICMP3m 51s
Port numbers4m 37s
Working with connections6m 24s
Understanding DNS12m 5s
Dealing with DNS8m 19s
Windows naming9m 2s
Configuring routers10m 37s
Advanced router configuration14m 47s
3. Wireless Networking
4. The Internet
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