Troubleshoot dropped Internet connections

Can’t connect to an Internet site? Tracert and a couple websites will help.

Screenshot: InternetPulse

The Internet is built with cables and routers. Cables can be cut by accident and routers can fail. You can trace the route of packets sent by your computer with the tracert command:  tracert http://www.yahoo.comIf the packets don’t reach http://www.yahoo.com, you can see where they stop. Sometimes routers will be named so that you can see where they’re physically located (such as ae-2-2.ebr1.Washington1.Level3.net [4.69.132.86].) Other times, router names will mean nothing to you.

I like Internet Pulse because it displays on one screen the latency (that is, time delay) for packets to travel within an Internet backbone and across backbones.

If you want to check on the status of an ISP (Internet Service Provider), I have links to the status pages for the major ISPs on my website’s DIY page.

Visit my website: http://russbellew.com

© Russ Bellew · Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA · phone 954 873-4695

 

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