Troubleshooting a LAN Connection

If you connect to the Internet via a wired or wireless connection on your LAN, the first question is, can you communicate with other computers on your LAN? To test this, you should use the ping command.

Open a Command Prompt window by pressing Windows Logo+X and selecting Command Prompt. Type the command ipconfig and press Enter. The output of ipconfig lists a number called a gateway address. To test the connection to your gateway, type ping followed by the gateway address and then press Enter. For example:


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