Task 1.1 Understanding your Ethernet interface

On windows search bar, type command. The command window should open up.

Type ipconfig /all command and analyze what you see. Explain what is the MAC address and IP address of your host.

 

Task 1.2 Test network connectivity using Ping

At the command-line prompt, type ping www.cisco.com

What do you see?

Now ping Regional Internet registry (RIR) websites located in different parts of the world.

 

ping www.afrinic.net   for Africa

ping www.Apnic.net  for Australia

ping www.Ripe.net for Europe

 

What is interesting about the pings sent to different parts of the world?

 

Task 1.3 Mapping the Internet with traceroute

Determine what route packets take from your host to a remote Internet site

On command-line prompt type tracert www.cisco.com (Links to an external site.)

Save the output in a text file as follows:

Right-click the title bar of the Command prompt window and choose Edit -> Select All

Right-click the title bar of the Command prompt window and choose Edit -> Copy

Open the Windows Notepad program, choose Edit -> Paste. Save the file.

 

C:> tracert www.afrinic.net (Links to an external site.)

At which hop does the packet leave USA? When does it enter Europe?

There is an internet tool known as whois. The whois tool allows us to know who owns a domain name.

A web-based whois tool is available at http://whois.domaintool.com (Links to an external site.)

From the above traceroute, use the whois tool to find out who owns various domains from hop 7 to 17?

 

Task 1.4 Using Visual Route tool

VisualRoute is a tool that provides extra rich information that helps to map the Internet.

Go to http://www.visualroute.com/download.html (Links to an external site.) to download

Ensure you get the Lite Edition.

Repeat the traceroutes as in Task 1.3 and discuss what differences do you see?

 

Task 1.1 Understanding your Ethernet interface

On windows search bar, type command. The command window should open up.

Type ipconfig /all command and analyze what you see. Explain what is the MAC address and IP address of your host.

 

Task 1.2 Test network connectivity using Ping

At the command-line prompt, type ping www.cisco.com

What do you see?

Now ping Regional Internet registry (RIR) websites located in different parts of the world.

 

ping www.afrinic.net   for Africa

ping www.Apnic.net  for Australia

ping www.Ripe.net for Europe

 

What is interesting about the pings sent to different parts of the world?

 

Task 1.3 Mapping the Internet with traceroute

Determine what route packets take from your host to a remote Internet site

On command-line prompt type tracert www.cisco.com (Links to an external site.)

Save the output in a text file as follows:

Right-click the title bar of the Command prompt window and choose Edit -> Select All

Right-click the title bar of the Command prompt window and choose Edit -> Copy

Open the Windows Notepad program, choose Edit -> Paste. Save the file.

 

C:> tracert www.afrinic.net (Links to an external site.)

At which hop does the packet leave USA? When does it enter Europe?

There is an internet tool known as whois. The whois tool allows us to know who owns a domain name.

A web-based whois tool is available at http://whois.domaintool.com (Links to an external site.)

From the above traceroute, use the whois tool to find out who owns various domains from hop 7 to 17?

 

Task 1.4 Using Visual Route tool

VisualRoute is a tool that provides extra rich information that helps to map the Internet.

Go to http://www.visualroute.com/download.html (Links to an external site.) to download

Ensure you get the Lite Edition.

Repeat the traceroutes as in Task 1.3 and discuss what differences do you see?