Join Joli Ballew for an in-depth discussion in this video Use tracert to troubleshoot network connectivity, part of Windows 10: Networking.
- [Instructor] 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 one it passes through is referred to as a hop.…By evaluating the hops, you can pinpoint,…at 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…
Note: This course aligns to the Configure Networking domain from the Microsoft exam 70-697: Configuring Windows 10 Devices.
- Configuring IP settings and network connectivity
- Creating a VPN
- Connecting to a wireless network
- Maintaining network security
- Configuring a Windows Defender firewall
- Troubleshooting connectivity
- Using ping, ipconfig, Tracert, and PathPing to troubleshoot