Defrag Tools #128 - Networking - Part 1

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In the next two episodes of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder discuss Networking. We look at various inbox tools, including ipconfig, route, netstat, arp, nslookup, tracert, ping, psping, net and netsh.


[00:00] - 10Base2 LAN parties... (not 10BaseT; Andrew's long-term memory is failing)
[01:55]Microsoft TCP/IP Training (70-059). e.g. Amazon has it for $0.01
[04:00] - ipconfig /all
[06:10] - ipconfig /release & ipconfig /renew
[07:30] - IP Address - Subnet Mask and Default Gateway
[08:24] - route /print (or) netstat -r
[09:50] - Interface Metric
[11:44] - Task Manager - Performance Graphs
[13:50] - Static Routes: route add ...
[16:30] - Gateway vs Metric routing; WiFi vs LAN vs MOCA
[19:35] - Fixing errors when changing network topology: Remote Desktop Gateway, VPN, DirectAccess, etc...
[20:40] - Delete IP cache: ipconfig /flushdns
[20:40] - Delete MAC cache: arp -d *
[21:40] - List MAC cache: arp -a
[23:00] - Lookup IP Address: nslookup <address>
[23:35] - Email us your issues at



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    Wow! Very cool!
    You guys should make MVA courses! So we can get MVA points and you can get further views. This is very useful for MCSA exams takers.

    Waiting for part 2...hoping for more content

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    Cool talk! Always good to hear that there's others out there who still know how a 10Base2/BNC cable looks like :)

    One little thing - when Andrew was talking about the subnet mask on his box - with a /23 mask ( the range is 512 addresses and not 4k.

    Looking forward to watching pt. 2!

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    Narcoleptic Emo

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    Confusingly interesting; too many moderators.

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    Informative as always thanks guys,Keep them coming!.

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    Also i noticed you mention the tunnel interfaces were linked to VPN'S. I was always under the impression that they are a mechanism for allowing IPV6 packets to traverse along an IPV4 network.
    Or am i wrong?.

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