Use the Tracert command to see how many routers data has to pass through to reach a host on the Internet. Note the local router and ISP in the list of router hops. Use the information to see if the networking problem you’re trying to resolve is a problem with your local router, or one on a remote network that perhaps, you have no control over. Explore tracert command line switches too.
- [Voiceover] If you're having trouble reaching…a destination host, and that host is a few routers away,…meaning it isn't on the local network,…you can use the tracert command to see where…in the process the data packets get lost.…The command works by tracing the data as it passes…from router to router, and each, when it passes through,…is referred to as a hop.…By evaluating the hops, you can pinpoint, as the very least,…where a problem occurs.…Let's open a PowerShell window and test it out.…I'll type PowerShell here on the taskbar…and click Windows PowerShell in the results.…
Now let's type tracert www.linkedin.com.…You can see here that the connection is successful…because the result ends at the LinkedIn destination.…If you see asterisks, a response wasn't given…in the expected interval, but if you wait,…you may see that eventually data is returned…from another source, provided the host can be reached…in the end, like it did here.…If it takes a long time for data to get from one router…to another, it may mean that there is excessive latency…
Author and professor Joli Ballew shows you how to get connected, which settings to use to access different resources, and how to keep your system secure. She explains the security implications of different settings, so you can make informed decisions that help protect devices when using public networks. She also helps get the most out of the Window 10 sharing center. Lastly, she explains the native firewall rules, how to create your own inbound and outbound rules, and how to troubleshoot and modify your network connection.
Note: This course aligns to the Configure Networking domain from the Microsoft exam 70-697: Configuring Windows 10 Devices.
- Configuring IP settings and wireless network settings
- Maintaining network security
- Setting up preferences
- Troubleshooting connectivity
- Managing Windows Firewall
- Creating program rules and security rules
- Using ping, ipconfig, Tracert, and PathPing to troubleshoot