I know where I’m going

You need to view the path that network traffic takes to a destination. Which one of these commands would provide this functionality?

A) netstat -a

B) ping

C) ipconfig /all

D) tracert

E) We really should pull over and ask for directions

The answer: D) tracert

The Windows traceroute command, tracert, uses the ICMP protocol to provide a step-by-step path of your network communication, and displays each router IP address along the path.

Want to know more? Watch “Network Troubleshooting at the Command Line.”

A large portion of network troubleshooting can be done at the command line. In this video, you’ll learn how to use the ping, ipconfig, tracert, netstat, nbtstat, and net commands.