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Topic # 242250 17-Oct-2018 19:20
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What network diagnostic tools do you use on a Windows laptop?

 

I normally use Linux to sort client's stuff out from my home office but am starting to do more onsite now. So I am looking for a good tool or 2 to diagnose those curly issues when using my Windows laptop. As in the sort of stuff which isn't readily diagnosable at the client's PC.


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  Reply # 2109996 17-Oct-2018 19:21
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wireshark is the only network diagnostic tool I use

 

or tcpdump, then using wireshark to view the pcap file




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  Reply # 2109997 17-Oct-2018 19:24
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dfnt:

 

wireshark is the only network diagnostic tool I use

 

or tcpdump, then using wireshark to view the pcap file

 

 

Great tools but possibly too indepth for home and small business networks. Most of them won't even have a switch which supports packet capturing.


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  Reply # 2110002 17-Oct-2018 19:32
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well you would normally do the packet capture on the client, server or router if it supports it




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  Reply # 2110003 17-Oct-2018 19:35
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dfnt:

 

well you would normally do the packet capture on the client, server or router if it supports it

 

 

Some of these "networks" are literally a few computers plugged into a ISP supplied router.


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  Reply # 2110007 17-Oct-2018 19:47
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so are you expecting to run tools remotely on your laptop to try and diagnose what kind of issues?

 

i dont really understand what you're trying to achieve




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  Reply # 2110009 17-Oct-2018 19:48
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so are you expecting to run tools remotely on your laptop to try and diagnose what kind of issues?

 

 

At the client's place.


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  Reply # 2110015 17-Oct-2018 19:55
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Yes, but what exactly..

 

 

 

Network problems, bsods, generic app issues, malware, virus, printing problems, etc???

 

 

 

When you say network diagnostic tool, the only tool worth using is Wireshark.


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  Reply # 2110023 17-Oct-2018 20:09
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Stick with what you know - if you're a Linux chap, consider trying out WSL - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10

 

That'll let you play with most of your familiar toys in Windows.


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  Reply # 2110024 17-Oct-2018 20:14
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toejam316:

 

Stick with what you know - if you're a Linux chap, consider trying out WSL - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10

 

That'll let you play with most of your familiar toys in Windows.

 

 

Subsystem can be quite quirky particularly for network tools...





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  Reply # 2110026 17-Oct-2018 20:48
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Often: Ping, Tracert, nslookup, nmap

 

Occasionally: arp, netstat, nbtstat, telnet, wireshark, 





Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.


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  Reply # 2110038 17-Oct-2018 21:11
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Daily tools, ping, nslookup, iperf, traceroute, nmap, Wireshark. Sensors from router pcap capture, switch arp, mac and lldp reading, that's most of it.

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