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This guide is about figuring out if the connection trouble to your instance is from the instance or your local internet. This article is intended for Hostwinds Cloud and VPS clients who have access to the Cloud Portal.
Step One: Login to your Instance as the root user
Step Two: Type the command
Step Three: Check if there is an eth0: it should look something like this on the next couple lines:
"eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500" "inet 11.222.333.444 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 11.222.333.444" (this is your IPv4 IP)
Suppose you see that then your instance does have its network connection. You can then verify it with a quick ping test:
ping -c 4 hostwinds.com
If you get an output like this :
--- hostwinds.com ping statistics --- 4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3002ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.383/1.725/5.648/2.265 ms
If you're not receiving any packet loss, then your instance is connected to the network, and it may be an issue with your local ISP. Some basic network troubleshooting can be done to check your local internet and make sure you can reach the instance by running a traceroute. We have a guide on how to do this here.
Step One: Login to your administrator account
Step Two: Open your command prompt by pressing "Windows key+r" and typing in cmd
Step Three: Type in the command
Step Four: There should be output similar to this:
Ethernet adapter Ethernet:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : ffff::1111:2222:bbbb:1234 (This is your IPv6 address) IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 111.222.333.444 (this is your IPv4 address) Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 (This is your subnet mask) Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 111.222.000.1 (this is the default gateway)
If you get an output similar to the output above, then you have an internet connection, and you can check it with this command:
This should get an output like this:
Ping statistics for 22.214.171.124: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
Please contact our support team by opening a ticket if you need any further assistance and have Hostwinds Managed Services. You can also reach us in Live Chat.
Written by Hostwinds Team / June 5, 2021