NETW202, xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx iLab #1
Using Windows Applications as Network Tools Lab (17 points)
Write a paragraph (minimum five college-level sentences) below that summarizes what was accomplished in this iLab, what you learned by performing it, how it relates to this week’s TCOs and other course material; and just as important, how you feel it will benefit you in your academic and professional career. (9 points)
In this lab, we learned how to find the IP address, Subnet Mask, and the Default Gateway, and we learned how to ping a destination address, and how to understand the output. From performing these commands, I learned how to not only find the information about a device, but how to send a ping, or echo, in order to…show more content… (1 point)
The IP address is the specific identifier within the network for the device you’re working on. The subnet mask helps you break the IP address down into host and network portions. This host in the network is the server, which means it needs to be able to find and access the different consoles, routers, and switches on the network in order to send and receive data, as well as update data. The information found with ipconfig basically provides the digital address of the unit you’re working on (IP address), and the directions to access it and other devices on the network. Without this information, there would be a breakdown in communication. It would also be useful when troubleshooting. For example, if I have a device on my network with a static IP, and then add a new device later, or there is some failure somewhere, the server may assign the new device the same IP address as I manually assigned to my original device. This will cause a communication issue. Accessing ipconfig will help me to see that the IP address matches my original device, and then I can change it, or just exclude that IP address from the DHCP scope.
Task 1, Step 7: Paste a screenshot of the ping command showing a successful ping. (1 point)
After reading the explanation for this command in the Sample Solution, explain what it means if a ping command is successful? (1 point)
If a ping is successful, it means that the packets that were sent out were