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Using “Network Tools” function - Devices

To obtain information regarding a network device available on your thin client, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the Devices tab.
  2. Under Network device, select the network device for which you would like to obtain information.

    The information regarding the selected network device will be shown.

To send a ping query to a device in your network, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the Ping tab.
  2. Under Network address, enter the IP address or the host name of the device to which you would like to send a ping query.
  3. If necessary, add the number of ping queries under Send.
  4. Click on the Ping button.

    The set number of ping queries will be sent. The results will then be shown.

To obtain information regarding the network status of your thin client, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the Netstat tab.
  2. Select the desired information under Display:
  3. Click on the Netstat button.

    The desired information will be shown.

To identify the router via which an IP data packet from your thin client reaches a specific target computer, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the Traceroute tab.
  2. Under Network address, give the IP address of the target computer.
  3. Click on the Trace button.

    The thin client will send IP packets to the target computer at short intervals, each with a TTL (Time To Live, i.e. maximum number of hops) increased by 1.

    When the packet reaches the target computer, "reached” will be shown in the last line and no further packet will be sent.

    If no computer replies, "no reply" will be shown.

With the Lookup function, you can request DNS information regarding any address on the Internet from your thin client.

Further information regarding the DNS (Domain Name System) can be found on Wikipedia under Domain Name System.

Detailed descriptions of the Domain Name concept can be found in RFC 1304 and in related RFCs.

To obtain DNS information regarding an address on the Internet, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the Lookup tab.
  2. Under Network address, give the IP address or the host name.
  3. Under Information type, select which information is to be shown. The following information types are available:
  4. Click on Lookup.

    The desired information will be shown.