Originally Posted by macho_mike21
how do i do that?
In Win98, go to Start-->Programs-->MSDOS Prompt. It may be in Programs-->Accessories, or in Programs-->Accessories-->System Tools.
In Win2k and WinXP, go to Start-->Run...--> and type "cmd" without the quotation marks.
In the command prompt window, type "ipconfig /all", again without the quotation marks, and all lower case. Find where it says "Primary DNS" or just "DNS" and take note of the first number in there, which will look something like this: 126.96.36.199.
Now type "ping 188.8.131.52 -t", again without the quotation marks, and all lower case, where the IP address is the one that you took note. Watch to see how many "Request timed out." you get. To stop it, press ctrl-c. If it says more than a 3%-5% loss, contact your ISP and let them know, that'* too much loss.
Remember to always type "exit" to close the command prompt window.
Or, alternatively, you could just call your ISP and ask what'* up, that you notice a slow down and they'll check for ya...