8.1.2.14 Lab – Test the Wireless NIC in Windows (Answers)

8.1.2.14 Lab – Test the Wireless NIC in Windows (Answers)

Introduction

In this lab, you will check the status of your wireless connection, investigate the availability of wireless networks, and test connectivity.

  • A computer running Windows
  • A wireless NIC installed
  • An Ethernet NIC installed
  • A wireless router
  • Internet connectivity

Step 1: Ping the loopback.

a. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from your computer.

What are the names of the wireless connections that are available?
Answers may vary.

b. Connect to the classroom wireless network. Ask your instructor for the SSID and log on credentials if necessary.

c. Open a command window.

d. Ping 127.0.0.1 to test the loopback.

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How many Replies did you receive?
4

Why would you perform this test?
This test is performed to make sure the network card itself is working properly.

Step 2: Ping the default gateway.

a. Use the ipconfig command.

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What is the IP address of the default gateway?
Answers may vary, 192.168.1.1

b. Ping the default gateway. A successful ping indicates that there is a connection between the computer and the default gateway.

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Step 3: Find computers on the network.

a. Type net view to make sure that you can see the other computers on the network. This indicates that there are no problems with the network between your computer and other computers on the same network.

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List the computer names that are displayed.
Answers may vary. Braxton-PC, and Student01

b. Use the tracert command along with your school’s Web site or the Cisco Networking Academy Web site. Example: type tracert www.netacad.com.

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What IP address was returned?
Answers may vary. 72.163.6.223

How many devices (hops) are displayed?
Why would you perform this test?

Why would you perform this test?
This test shows that you have a connection all the way to the Internet destination.

c. Use the nslookup command with the IP address you just discovered. Type nslookup 72.163.6.233.

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What name was returned?
Answers may vary. cna-prod-nv.cisco.com

Why would you perform this test?
This test shows that DNS is working

Step 4: Test your Internet connection.

a. Open a web browser.

b. Type www.cisco.com in the Address field, and then press Enter.

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c. Click Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center >. Change adapter settings

Note: In Windows Vista, click Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center >. Manage network connections

d. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon > Status.

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The Wireless Network Connection Status window opens.

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What is the state of the Media?
Enabled

What is the signal quality?
Answer varies. 5 bars

e. Click Close.

Reflection

1. What information does a positive response from the default gateway provide for you when the computer has no Internet connection?
This indicates that there are no problems on the network between your computer and the default gateway.

2. If you receive a positive response from the default gateway, but you have no Internet access, where is the problem?
The problem is either with your equipment between your router and the ISP, or with the ISP itself.

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