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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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TCP/IP Tools

Windows XP provides a suite of TCP/IP tools that can help you diagnose problems with your connection, make Telnet or terminal-style connections to other users, and perform FTP. This section covers the uses of these tools.

Using TCP/IP Diagnostic Tools

Windows XP includes the following command-line tools for diagnosing TCP/IP problems:

  • Ping

  • Tracert

  • Pathping

  • Nslookup

NOTE

To open a command-prompt window in Windows XP, click Start, Run, type CMD, and click OK. Press ENTER after you type each command. Type EXIT and press ENTER to close the window.

→ To read more about the TCP/IP diagnostic programs, see Chapter 21, “Troubleshooting Your Network,” p. 851.

Using Ping

Ping has many options, but this is the most common form of the command: ...

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