University of Baltimore
Merrick School of Business
Assignment 1: Hands-on network information
This is a very simple assignment:
- Test your download speed at http://www.speedtest.net/ and http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ (see textbook page 44). Is there a difference if you donload or upload from/to Washington, DC versus Seattle, WA?
- Open a Windows command prompt and ping and trace route to yahoo.com. Hint: use ping yahoo.com and the tracert yahoo.com at the command prompt (see textbook pages 45-46). Copy and paste the results in notepad.
Note: to copy from the command prompt to an Windows application click on the C:\ symbol in the left-most top-most area of the command prompt and select edit, mark. Move your mouse and highlight the selection. Click again on the C:\ symbol and select edit, copy. Then paste in Windows.
- Explain the difference between the results you obtained with ping and tracert.
- When you are done write a report in Word with the answers to the above questions and save it in RTF (Reach Text Format) and post it in SAKAI Assignments area, for Assignment 1.
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