Performing a PING test

Ping is a computer network tool used to test whether a particular host is reachable across an IP-based network. Ping works by sending ICMP "echo request" packets to the target host and listening for ICMP "echo response" replies. Using the interval timing and response rate, it estimates the round-trip time between hosts.

In order to run a ping test you need to do the following:

For Windows:

1. Click "Start", then click "Run".
2. Type "cmd" on the space provided in the run window.
3. On the newly opened console window, type "ping <>" or "ping <ip address>"

example: ping
: ping

For Linux/Unix/Mac:

1. Open a shell terminal console or on the shell prompt, type "ping <>" or "ping <ip address>

example: ping
: ping

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