Using Netstat Command in Windows®
Get to know more on how to use the Netstat command in Windows
Windows is a very popular operating system from Microsoft. Windows operating system has good networking capabilities and allows computers with supporting hardware to connect with multiple network types using different protocols. Netstat is a command line tool integrated in Windows from Microsoft and helps users in monitoring different networking statistics of the system. The Netstat command line tool can be accessed by the users via the CMD in Windows. The Netstat tool helps the users to monitor different parameters like Ethernet connection data, listening ports in the system, IP routing table data, and also enables to check the statistics of different UDP, TCP/IP ports employed in the system.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to use the Netstat command in Windows:
- Run CMD from Start Menu
- Use Netstat Command Help
- Select and Enter Required Command
Run CMD from Start Menu
The Netstat command can be used only through the command line tool or the CMD in Windows computer systems. Users can access the CMD tool via the 'Start' menu. The CMD tool is located in the 'Accessories' folder and should be run with elevated rights by using 'Run as administrator' option to prevent related issues.
Use Netstat Command Help
The Netstat comprises of a series of Windows commands that can be used to monitor the network connections in the system and as it comprises of more than one command, the users will have to select the required ones from the listed commands. For doing so, the users should input 'Netstat /? Command' in the CMD and select 'Enter'.
The users should select and enter the required commands from the listed ones as separate strings. Netstat –a, Netstat –e, Netstat –interval, etc. are some of the commonly used commands and the users should exit the command line tool after the completion of the desired operation. The users can also make use of the Netstat commands using separate software programs.
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