How To Check If I Can Reach Another Network Computer

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To check a connection to another computer in the network, just use the Ping command in the shell window.
Just follow these instructions:

  1. Open a Windows shell window:
- Start -> Run...
- Type cmd in the text box and press Enter
  1. A new shell window will appear
  2. Type in the shell window: ping <ipaddress> and press Enter (Note: change <ipaddress> to the IP address of the remote computer)
  3. If you get an Request timed out message there is most likely a firewall blocking the communication, or another network error that causes this error. Try first to solve these network problems, before searching errors in your developed Shared Phidgets application.