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How do I run a ping?
Posted by Ahman donk on 22 March 2011 12:09 PM
PING stands for Packet INternet Groper.
This is a simple diagnostic tool implemented in both Windows and Linux that enables you the ability to test for basic communication between two network nodes within a LAN or across the WAN/Internet.
The concept is simple - a special packet is sent from a source machine to a destination machine at which the destination machine responds back.
The time it takes for this process to complete helps determine two things:
To run this tool is very simple.
For windows you simply open a command prompt:
Go to Start->run->type CMD->press enter
Within the command prompt you will type:
ping destination-IP -n 10
ping 22.214.171.124 -n 10