Hopping through the network

Which network troubleshooting utility can be used to track the path a packet takes through the network?

A) tracert

B) netstat

C) ping

D) ipconfig

E) Attach a tiny GPS unit to the network packet

The answer: A) tracert

The Windows tracert (traceroute) command is used to document the path that a packet takes as it traverses the routers between the source workstation and the destination.

Want to know more? Watch “Network Troubleshooting Tools.”

There are many network troubleshooting tools available at the command line. In this video, you’ll learn how to use tools such as ping, tracert, nslookup, netstat, and many others.