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Find out your default gateway by going to start-->run-->winipcfg (ipconfig for XP/2000/NT) and selecting your network card in the dropdown box.

If you have a router, the above process will only give you your router IP, instead you will need to go into your router configuration page and find your default gateway there.

Open up a dos box.

Let's say your default gateway is 24.188.240.1

Type ping 24.188.240.1 -t

Let the test run for a minute or two then hit ctrl-C to end.

If there is more than 2% packet loss, you probably have a serious problem that needs to be investigated.

If you do have packet loss, try to re-run the test a few times to see if it was just some sort of anomaly or if it's definitive.

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by Lex Luthor See Profile edited by drake See Profile
last modified: 2011-07-10 01:07:03