Learn Windows XP Professional: Troubleshooting TCP/IP - Part 1 (Page 5) Page 5

PATHPING - Like TRACERT, Pathping shows the route taken to reach a remote system, but PATHPING does so with more detail and allows for more functionality as well.

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


  • -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.

That's a wrap for this week. Be sure to check back in next week for the next article in this series which will be Part 2 of Troubleshooting TCP/IP in Windows XP Professional.

In the meantime, best of luck in your studies and please feel free to contact me with any questions on my column and remember,

"I still yet have to figure out what happened to Preparations A through G."

Jason Zandri


This article was originally published on Sep 2, 2002
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