Getting in to DOS and using the tracert comand.

Question

I am new to the computer world, in which my friend gave me an extra computer he had and he helped connect me to the internet. Any way my question is how do I get to DOS, and how can I see where my infomation is going. I was told I could do this with DOS.

Answer

This question was answered on December 4, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I see that you are trying to trace your route across the internet well I think I can help you First you need to click on the START button> scroll to the RUN box and Click this opens a Run dialogue Box.> In the box type cmd, or command This opens up the DOS prompt which you want to get into This is a sure way to enter the DOS prompt In DOS type tracert and the url address you wish to trace Example www.computerproblems.com Then hit the enter key You will then be able to see where your infomation is going in order to get to its destination Phoenix , SaltLake City , Scottsdale, ect..

Now you know how to get into the DOS command.

To exit all you have to type is exit Then the DOS command will close.

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Posted by Eugene of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on December 4, 2001