BIP KB Tag: Connectivity

How To Test Connectivity With Ping

These tests are performed using a Windows workstation. If you have a MAC or a *nix PC, the instructions will be a little different (details to be added soon). Running a Ping Ping is one of the first tools to use to point to point connectivity. It's run through the command prompt, but getting the basic information is quite easy: To run ping, type Start > Run. Type cmd in the Run window, and click OK. A black and white command line wi...
By BIP, January 24, 2015

How To Test Connectivity With Traceroute

What is Traceroute? The traceroute utility checks how many “hops” (transfers through other routers or networked devices) it takes for your computer to reach a destination. You can use traceroute if you know the other computer's IP address, website address, or name (e.g.,,, etc). Using Traceroute To access traceroute on a Windows workstation, perform one of the following: Windows 7 or Vista: From the Start me...
By fredric, January 24, 2015