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Pathping (Windows)

Pathping combines the functionality of Ping with that of Traceroute, by providing details of the path between two hosts and Ping-like statistics for each node in the path. The advantages of PathPing over ping and traceroute are that each node is pinged as the result of a single command.

1. Click on the Start button.
2. Click on Run.
3. In the field type CMD and press on the OK button.
4. You will be presented with a black Command Prompt box.
5. On the black screen type:


As an alternative you can choose to run a pathping test to an IP address by typing it as:


Press the RETURN button on your keyboard which will start the process running.

The screen will fill with a series of results. If successful a reply will be shown with an indication of the time taken for a response.

To copy the results right mouse click on the black screen and click on the option to select all. Press the return key. This will copy the results to your local clip board.

To paste the results go to the screen you would like to enter them, right mouse click and select paste.
The results will be copied in text format into the email or document.

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