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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 23
02-07-2011, 03:32 AM
Originally Posted by dstahl View Post
ping -t (to check that your connection to your own router is working)
It's also worth noting that this address may be different for different people (probably will). To see the address of "your own router", open a command prompt:

1. Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt (this is also something you need to do before starting the ping tests).

2. Type "ipconfig" without the quotataions and hit ENTER.

3. Note the address after the label "Default Gateway". If you have more than one of these, make note of which network adapter you are using. You probably are on a laptop and have both a wired and wireless connection. You may have to try both addresses to see which one your system is actually using, but the wired connection is usually preferred.

This address is your local router. The most common ones are,, and But it can be almost any address depending on your network configuration.

Good luck!