Troubleshooting Network Problems

Getting your network interface installed is only half the battle. To enable communications, you need to use a variety of testing and monitoring tools to make sure the network itself is working properly. We’ll discuss how to do this in this part of the chapter. We’ll cover the following topics:

• Using a standardized troubleshooting model

• Using ping

• Using netstat

• Using traceroute

• Using name resolution tools

Let’s begin by discussing how to use a standardized troubleshooting model.

Using a Standardized Troubleshooting Model

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