The netstat command line tool displays information about network connections, such as protocols, IP addresses and other network statistics. Though it is no substitute for full-blown systems monitoring software, it provides good, quick information on demand.
When you call the netstat information window, it closes immediately as soon as it's done typing the proto/address..etc. Here is how to call the netstat information window and keep it open until you're finished with it.
- From your Windows Desktop...
- Select: Start> then Run>
The following box will be displayed:
Type "cmd" and click on OK
Type "cmd" and click on OK This window will stay open until you type QUIT. You can enter netstat from this window and browse through the output using the windows scroll bar.