2.6. Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities (including: ping, traceroute, Telnet, SSH, arp, ipconfig), SHOW & DEBUG commands

Before we move on to determining IP address problems and how to fix them, I just want to mention some basic DOS commands that you can use to help troubleshoot your network from both a PC and a Cisco router (the commands might do the same thing, but they are implemented differently).

Packet InterNet Groper (ping)

Uses ICMP echo request and replies to test if a node IP stack is initialized and alive on the network.


Displays the list of routers on a path to a network destination by using TTL time-outs and ICMP error messages. This command will not work from a DOS prompt.


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