3 TCP/IP Commands to Solve Common Network Problems

Network Complain are minimal when users can easily and freely browse or when new Internet connectivity is rolled out, as times goes on users gradually started to experience some sorts of Network Failure and Error Connectivity to the Internet, Most Network Errors are more likely to come from the Service Provider, but what do you said to a situation where by it is only one or more  Computers that did not connect to the Internet from all the Computers Connected on the same Server?? definitely there are something wrong with their Connection and Configuration, Where Network errors can be traced back to many routes but these Basic TCP/IP Command will help you source out the causes for most of your Network Problems.

Basic TCP/IP Commands to Solve Common Network Problems

IP Config

This is also referred to as IP Configuration tools, this is a very first step to take in troubleshooting most Network Errors, if your Client Computer or Devices does not Connect to the Network (especially if you are using DHCP Server), to see if the IP address of a Local Computer, the Sub-net mask and the default gateway are correct the first step to take is to launch the Command by clicking on start > run and type IPConfig> then type release> Enter > then type renew>Enter. Release will clear all duplicate IP Problems and renew will issue a new IP Address to the Computer from the Server, this is necessary because maybe your IP has expired or it is possible that the same IP address has been issue to another Computer or Device on the Network this may Cause IP Conflicts and connection error but if you are having issues with renewing your IP address then it is certainly that your ISP or Server is having problem with their Network database and connectivity.

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Abbreviated for Packet Internet Groper, it is a common TCP/IP Command Utilities tools  that also run from command prompt, it is used to verify a connection to a remote Computer, Printer, Router or Devices that uses TCP/IP Addresses, running this tools from command prompt will send a small packet of data to the remote System requesting a reply, after the request is processed it will then display  the reply, if there is no Connection from your Computer to the Server you will an error report usually "time out" error, then you can use the next TCP/IP Command to know where exactly you are having a connection break.


This tools is simply means Trace Route, this command can be useful if you're successfully renew your IP as explained above and still don't connect to the internet, then you can then launch this tool by simply type "Tracert" into the run box to Trace the route taken by a packet of data you sent from your Computer to the destination IP Address, this is to verify that the data you sent arrived successfully to the destination location and ensure there is no communication break between your computer and the server. If you cannot reach your destination ( which is usually check with PING tool) you can use tracert tool to determine where exactly you are having a communication break between your Computer and the Server.

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Use the IPConfig tools to Configure your IP Address by typing "ipcong/all" without the quote to the command prompt, you can then type release, followed by renew to complete the process.

Use the Trecert Command to Trace data Connectivity and to know where excatly you are having problem, start by typig "Tracert <your ip address>" without the quote to command prompt, to request for data connectivity status, where <IP address> is the IP address of the other computer. 

Use the PING tool to verify connection between your Computer and the Server, by typing Ping <where> is your IP Address.

Very well I have shortlisted Basic Commands I normally use to Troubleshoot any kind of Common Network Problems, any Issues or Comment regarding this post is Welcome and if in any case you know about any Basic TCP/IP Commands, please dont hesitate to suggest using the Comment Box Below.


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