On a Windows host, the route print or netstat -r command can be used to display the host routing table. Both commands generate the same output. The output may seem overwhelming at first, but is fairly simple to understand.

Entering the netstat -r command or the equivalent route print command, displays three sections related to the current TCP/IP network connections:

Note: Command output varies, depending on how the host is configured and the interface types it has.

The figure displays the IPv4 Route Table section of the output. Notice the output is divided into five columns which identify: