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Cyber Security Tutorial: A Step-by-Step Guide

Overview

What is Cybersecurity?

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Cyber Security for Beginners

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How to Become a Cybersecurity Engineer?

Lesson - 3

What is Ethical Hacking?

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What is Penetration Testing?: A Step-by-Step Guide

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What Is SQL Injection: How to Prevent SQL Injection

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How to Become an Ethical Hacker?

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What Is a Firewall and Why Is It Vital?

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The Complete Know-How on the

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A Definitive Guide to Learn the SHA 256 Algorithm

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What Is a Ransomware Attack and How Can You Prevent It?

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A Look at the Top 5 Programming Languages for Hacking

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The Most Informative Guide on What Is an IP Address?

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The Best Ethical Hacking + Cybersecurity Books

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10 Types of Cyber Attacks You Should Be Aware in 2022

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The Top Computer Hacks of All Time

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Top 6 Cyber Security Jobs in 2022

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The Best Guide to The Top Cybersecurity Interview Questions

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What Is a Brute Force Attack and How to Protect Our Data Against It?

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The Top 8 Cybersecurity Skills You Must Have

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Your Guide to Choose the Best Operating System Between Parrot OS vs. Kali Linux

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All You Need to Know About Parrot Security OS

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The Best and Easiest Way to Understand What Is a VPN

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What Is NMap? A Comprehensive Tutorial for Network Mapping

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What Is Google Dorking? Your Way to Becoming the Best Google Hacker

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Your Best Guide to a Successful Cyber Security Career Path

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The Value of Python in Ethical Hacking and a Password Cracking Tutorial

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The Best Guide to Understand What Is TCP/IP Model?

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What Are Keyloggers and Its Effect on Our Devices?

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Best Guide to Understand the Importance of What Is Subnetting

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Your Guide to What Is 5G and How It Works

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How to Crack Passwords and Strengthen Your Credentials Against Brute-Force

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A Look at ‘What Is Metasploitable’, a Hacker’s Playground Based on Ubuntu Virtual Machines

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One-Stop Guide to Understanding What Is Distance Vector Routing?

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Best Walkthrough for Understanding the Networking Commands

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Best Guide to Understanding the Operation of Stop-and-Wait Protocol

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The Best Guide to Understanding the Working and Importance of Go-Back-N ARQ Protocol

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What Are Digital Signatures: A Thorough Guide Into Cryptographic Authentication

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The Best Spotify Data Analysis Project You Need to Know

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A One-Stop Solution Guide to Understand Data Structure and Algorithm Complexity

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Your One-Stop Guide ‘On How Does the Internet Work?’

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An Introduction to Circuit Switching and Packet Switching

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One-Stop Guide to Understanding What Is Network Topology?

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A Deep Dive Into Cross-Site Scripting and Its Significance

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The Best Walkthrough on What Is DHCP and Its Working

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A Complete Look at What a Proxy Is, Along With the Working of the Proxy Server

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A Detailed Guide to Understanding What Identity and Access Management Is

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The Best Guide to Understanding the Working and Effects of Sliding Window Protocol

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The Best Guide That You’ll Ever Need to Understand Typescript and Express

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Express REST API

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All You Need to Know About Express JS Middleware

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An Absolute Guide to Know Everything on Expressions in C

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A Definitive Guide on How to Create a Strong Password

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Ubuntu vs. Debian: A Look at Beginner Friendly Linux Distribution

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Your One-Stop Guide to Learn Command Prompt Hacks

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Best Walkthrough to Understand the Difference Between IPv4 and IPv6

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What Is Kali NetHunter? A Deep Dive Into the Hackbox for Android

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A Perfect Guide That Explains the Differences Between a Hub and a Switch

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The Best Guide to Help You Understand What Is Network Security

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What Is CIDR? And Its Importance in the Networking Domain

Lesson - 60
Best Walkthrough for Understanding the Networking Commands

The Windows operating system provides its user with a powerful tool, i.e., Command Prompt, which allows us to access and configure system settings and data. In this article on ‘Networking Commands’, we will look into some of the most popular network commands.

These network commands prove helpful when there is a need to configure or troubleshoot the network settings of our system.

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What Are Networking Commands?

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Every system is connected to numerous different networks and systems through internal or external network channels. These network settings often run into issues and affect the system’s working. Such network problems can be resolved using ‘networking commands.’ 

These commands are specifically designed to troubleshoot network problems with minimum complexity using the windows command prompt tool.

Next, let’s take a look at the networking commands,

Networking Commands

The below mentioned commands are some of the most useful commands required to troubleshoot network problems and configure network settings.

1. IPCONFIG

network_command_ipconfig

The IPCONFIG network command provides a comprehensive view of information regarding the IP address configuration of the device we are currently working on.

The IPConfig command also provides us with some variation in the primary command that targets specific system settings or data, which are:

  • IPConfig/all - Provides primary output with additional information about network adapters.
  • IPConfig/renew - Used to renew the system’s IP address.
  • IPConfig/release - Removes the system’s current IP address.

Command to enter in Prompt - ipconfig

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2. NSLOOKUP

network_command_nslookup

The NSLOOKUP command is used to troubleshoot network connectivity issues in the system. Using the nslookup command, we can access the information related to our system’s DNS server, i.e., domain name and IP address.

Command to enter in Prompt - nslookup

3. HOSTNAME

network_command_hostname

The HOSTNAME command displays the hostname of the system. The hostname command is much easier to use than going into the system settings to search for it.

Command to enter in Prompt - hostname

4. PING

network_command_ping

The Ping command is one of the most widely used commands in the prompt tool, as it allows the user to check the connectivity of our system to another host.

This command sends four experimental packets to the destination host to check whether it receives them successfully, if so, then, we can communicate with the destination host. But in case the packets have not been received, that means, no communication can be established with the destination host.

Command to enter in Prompt - ping www.destination_host_name.com

5. TRACERT

network_command_tracert.

The TRACERT command is used to trace the route during the transmission of the data packet over to the destination host and also provides us with the “hop” count during transmission.

Using the number of hops and the hop IP address, we can troubleshoot network issues and identify the point of the problem during the transmission of the data packet.

Command to enter in Prompt- tracert IP-address OR tracert www.destination_host_name.com

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6. NETSTAT

network_command_netstat.

The Netstat command as the name suggests displays an overview of all the network connections in the device. The table shows detail about the connection protocol, address, and the current state of the network.

Command to enter in Prompt - netstat

7. ARP(Address Resolution Protocol)

network_command_arp

The ARP command is used to access the mapping structure of IP addresses to the MAC address. This provides us with a better understanding of the transmission of packets in the network channel.

Command to enter in Prompt - arp

8. SYSTEMINFO

network_command_systeminfo

Using the SYSTEMINFO command, we can access the system’s hardware and software details, such as processor data, booting data, Windows version, etc.

Command to enter in Prompt - systeminfo

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Conclusion

In this article on ‘Networking Commands’, we understood the need of using network commands and the way to implement them in the Windows command prompt. We also learned about the different network commands to troubleshoot and configure the system's network settings.

If you want to learn more about implementing networking commands in the system to access and troubleshoot network settings, you can refer to Simplilearn’s Cyber Security Expert course. By the end of this professional course, you will be able to perform network-related tasks much more efficiently.

Do you have any questions related to this tutorial on ‘Networking Commands’? If yes, feel free to mention them in the comment section at the bottom of this page. Our team will help you solve your queries ASAP.

About the Author

Anmol KapoorAnmol Kapoor

Anmol is a Research Analyst who aims to become a Data Scientist one day. He enjoys Data Management systems and analysis. You will find him reading a book when he is not working.

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