What command line utility checks for availability?

You’d like to verify that a computer across the network is operating. What command line utility can check the remote device for availability?

A) cmd

B) telnet

C) ipconfig

D) ping

E) cowbell

The answer: D) ping

The ping command is one of the most useful network utilities that you’ll find on any operating system. By using the ping command and the IP address of the remote device, you can determine if that computer is communicating properly across the network.

Want to know more? Watch “Command Line Utilities.”

There is a wealth of Windows utilities that can be run directly from the command line or launched from the Start menu. In this video, we’ll examine utilities like telnet, ping, msconfig, dxdiag, and many more.