N300 Wireless ADSL2+ Modem Router DGN2200M Mobile Edition
Troubleshoot a TCP/IP Network Using the Ping Utility
Most TCP/IP terminal devices and routers contain a ping utility that sends an echo request
packet to the designated device. The device then responds with an echo reply. You can
easily troubleshoot a TCP/IP network by using the ping utility in your computer.
Test the LAN Path to Your Wireless-N Modem Router
You can ping the router from your computer to verify that the LAN path to your router is set up
To ping the router from a PC running Windows 95 or later:
1. From the Windows toolbar, click the Start button, and select Run.
2. In the field provided, type ping followed by the IP address of the router, as in this example:
3. Click OK.
You should see a message like this one:
Pinging <IP address> with 32 bytes of data
If the path is working, you see this message:
Reply from < IP address >: bytes=32 time=NN ms TTL=xxx
If the path is not working, you see this message:
Request timed out
If the path is not functioning correctly, you could have one of the following problems:
• Wrong physical connections
- Make sure that the LAN Port LED is on. If the LED is off, follow the instructions in
Troubleshoot with the LEDs on page 101.
- Check that the corresponding Link LEDs are on for your network interface card
and for the hub ports (if any) that are connected to your workstation and router.
• Wrong network configuration
- Verify that the Ethernet card driver software and TCP/IP software are both
installed and configured on your computer or workstation.
- Verify that the IP address for your router and your workstation are correct and that
the addresses are on the same subnet.
Test the Path from Your Computer to a Remote Device
After verifying that the LAN path works correctly, test the path from your computer to a remote
device. In the Windows Run screen, type:
ping -n 10 IP address