Windows Server Troubleshooting - PathPing

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If a client cannot connect to a server, use PathPing to isolate which network note is causing the problem. TraceRt is similar but PathPing also provides packet loss percentages. PathPing displays a path to a TCP/IP host and reports packet losses at each router along the way.

Usage: pathping [-g host-list] [-h maximum_hops] [-i address] [-n]
[-p period] [-q num_queries] [-w timeout] [-P] [-R] [-T]
[-4] [-6] target_name

Options:
-g host-list Loose source route along host-list.
-h maximum_hops Maximum number of hops to search for target.
-i address Use the specified source address.
-n Do not resolve addresses to hostnames.
-p period Wait period milliseconds between pings.
-q num_queries Number of queries per hop.
-w timeout Wait timeout milliseconds for each reply.
-P Test for RSVP PATH connectivity.
-R Test if each hop is RSVP aware.
-T Test connectivity to each hop with Layer-2 priority tags.
-4 Force using IPv4.
-6 Force using IPv6.

C:\>pathping sympatico.ca

Tracing route to sympatico.ca [206.47.72.104]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
  0  P4 [64.230.64.150]
  1  64.230.254.34
  2  dis15-ottawa23-Gigabite7-3.in.bellnexxia.net [64.230.228.10]
  3  core1-ottawa23-Gigabite11-0.in.bellnexxia.net [64.230.241.209]
  4  core1-toronto12-pos9-3.in.bellnexxia.net [206.108.107.109]
  5  core3-toronto12-pos0-1.in.bellnexxia.net [64.230.242.194]
  6  core1-torontodc-pos2-0.in.bellnexxia.net [206.108.97.2]
  7  dis3-torontodc-Vlan80.in.bellnexxia.net [206.108.104.22]
  8  206.47.72.4
  9  206.47.72.4
 10  www.sympatico.ca [206.47.72.104] 

Computing statistics for 250 seconds...
            Source to Here   This Node/Link
Hop  RTT    Lost/Sent = Pct  Lost/Sent = Pct  Address
  0                                           P4 [64.230.64.150]
                                0/ 100 =  0%   |
  1   75ms     0/ 100 =  0%     0/ 100 =  0%  64.230.254.34
                                0/ 100 =  0%   |
  2   62ms     0/ 100 =  0%     0/ 100 =  0%  dis15-ottawa23.bellnexxia.net [64.230.228.10]
                                0/ 100 =  0%   |
  3   72ms     0/ 100 =  0%     0/ 100 =  0%  core1-ottawa23.bellnexxia.net [64.230.241.209]
                                0/ 100 =  0%   |
  4   72ms     0/ 100 =  0%     0/ 100 =  0%  core1-toronto12.bellnexxia.net [206.108.107.109]
                                0/ 100 =  0%   |
  5   76ms     0/ 100 =  0%     0/ 100 =  0%  core3-toronto12.bellnexxia.net [64.230.242.194]
                                0/ 100 =  0%   |
  6   71ms     0/ 100 =  0%     0/ 100 =  0%  core1-torontodc.bellnexxia.net [206.108.97.2]
                                0/ 100 =  0%   |
  7   78ms     0/ 100 =  0%     0/ 100 =  0%  dis3-torontodc.bellnexxia.net [206.108.104.22]
                                0/ 100 =  0%   |
  8   78ms     0/ 100 =  0%     0/ 100 =  0%  206.47.72.4
                                0/ 100 =  0%   |
  9   80ms     0/ 100 =  0%     0/ 100 =  0%  206.47.72.4
                                0/ 100 =  0%   |
 10   78ms     0/ 100 =  0%     0/ 100 =  0%  www.sympatico.ca [206.47.72.104]

Trace complete.