Monday, July 17, 2017

5 Networking Commands You Should Know

 Some people just love when they are called geeks or nerds. That’s why they pretend to be one. How they do that and how you can do that too? Well, it is very simple. Just learn some basic MS-DOS commands and you will do fine. But in this article, I won’t tell you the Basic Commands. Instead, I will share with you the Networking Commands that you should really know.

Are you familiar with the black screen with white text on it? Something like shown in the below picture? It is called MS-DOS. It can be very useful when it comes to dealing with networking problems.

How to Open MS-DOS?

You can open it by going to Start, type cmd there and hit enter. A window like above will open. Anyway, lets talk about the networking commands you should know.

1) IPconfig

It will give you all the Basic Information about your computer. Such as your IP Address, Subnet Masks, Default Gateway etc. You may also use ipconfig/all to get additional information, as you can see below.

2) Ping

It is used to check whether a certain website online or your internet connection is working or not. You can do following to check whether twitter is up or not.

Ping CommandAs you can see above, is the IP Address of Twitter. 4 Packets were sent and all 4 of them were received, hence Twitter is online and it received your all requests.

3) Tracert

This command is used to trace the route of your request. It tells you from how many devices your request goes through. As you can see below, how my request went through when I tried to access Google.

4) Netstat

It tells you about the connections that are made to your computer. You can find out if someone suspicious is connected to your computer. Simply type netstat in your Ms-Dos and hit enter.
Netstat Command

5) NsLookup

This command is used to resolve Domain Name into IP Address. Simply type the website name and it will tell you its IP Address. As you can see in the below picture, I found out my Blog’s IP Address using this command.

So those were the 5 commands that you can use to do some Network troubleshooting and couple of other things. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends :)

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