Network Utilities for Windows® 7
Do you want to know the uses and features of network utilities for Windows 7? Read on.
Windows 7 is the latest version of operating system developed by the Microsoft Corporation. It has come up with many advanced features and is giving high performance as compared to its previous versions. It has features like network virtualization, Windows XP mode and supports handwriting recognition. It also has advanced security facility such as app locker and bit locker. For using in enterprises it has provided features like direct access with which you can connect your system to the corporate network without having a VPN. This will eliminate the need of establishing VPN servers and networking can be made more convenient. You can use many network utilities in Windows 7 with which you can make an analysis of the network and configure according to your needs.
Find below, the different utilities for Windows 7 network and their uses and features:
Ping command is commonly used network utility for Windows 7. This is used to check the connectivity of a host system to a network, another system in the network or to a web server. This command uses ICMP for providing you the required information. You can use this by entering the command in the command prompt followed by the required IP or by the web address. This command will return information such as packets sent, received, lost, % of loss and an approximate round trip time in milli seconds.
This command is the Windows version of 'traceroute' command used in MAC. This will show the series of systems through which a packet sent from your system is travelled to reach the destination. You can use this by entering 'tracert' command in command prompt followed by the IP address or the web address which you need to access. Then it will return a route from your system to the destination. The result will contain the hop count that is the number of stops to reach the destination, the round trip times for the attempts to reach the destination and the name of the host which responded to your request.
This is known as 'internet protocol configuration' and can be used to display the current TCP/IP configuration for your system and the DHCP and DNS settings. The standard path for this configuration in Windows 7 system is C:WINDOWSSystem32ipconfig.exe. It will display both the IPv4 and IPv6 settings in Windows 7, according to your configuration including the subnet mask and default gateway. You can execute this by entering 'ipconfig' in the command prompt.
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