Network Utilities Application Development

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Many network troubleshooting tools are available for Windows Embedded CE. The Network Utilities Catalog item includes several tools that you can use to troubleshoot network connections in your Windows Embedded CE-based device. Additionally, you can use some of these tools with the Microsoft Network Monitor, an excellent network tracing tool. The full version is part of Microsoft Systems Management Server, and a more limited version is included in Windows XP.

Windows Embedded CE supports Winsock, which enables you to add a number of utilities and applications that are not available on Windows Embedded CE, for example, arp, hostname, lpq, nbtstat, nslookup, Echo, Discard, Character Generator, daytime, and Quote of the Day.
Configured changes are not permanent and will be lost if you reset the device. You can save the changes by writing them as command lines in a batch file (.bat) that you can run after restarting the device.

You can add these utilities to the run-time image by adding the Network Utilities Catalog item to your OS design.


Provides information about the IPConfig command-line tool, which prints the TCP/IP-related configuration of a host.


Provides information about the IPv6tun command-line tool that configures the 6to4 and ISATAP tunneling capabilities.


Provides information about the Netstat tool that displays active TCP connections, ports on which the computer is listening, Ethernet statistics, the IP routing table, IPv4 statistics (for the IP, ICMP, TCP, and UDP protocols), and IPv6 statistics (for the IPv6, ICMPv6, TCP over IPv6, and UDP over IPv6 protocols).


Provides information about the Ping tool that enables you to send ICMPv6 or ICMP Echo Request messages to perform network diagnostics and test reachability for a specific destination.


Provides information about the Route tool that allows you to view or modify network routing tables.


Provides information about the Tracert tool that allows you to send ICMPv6 or ICMP Echo Request messages to produce command-line report information about each router that is crossed and the roundtrip time (RTT) for each hop.


Describes how Windows Embedded CE implements TCP/IP in general, IPv4, and common behavior between IPv4 and IPv6.

Troubleshooting IPv6

Provides problems, causes and solutions to help in troublehooting IPv6.

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