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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Troubleshooting Network Connectivity Issues - The PING Command

PING

PING stands for Packet INternet Grouper.
It’s a tool available in computers and network devices to help in troubleshooting connectivity issues.
Two computers are said to be successfully connected at the network level if they can successfully PING each other.

The ping command is usually supplied with the destination IP or hostname of the PC you wish to ping.

e.g.
#ping 192.168.2.1

C:\Program Files\ICW>ping www.yahoo.com

Pinging any-fp3-real.wa1.b.yahoo.com [69.147.125.65] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 69.147.125.65: bytes=32 time=459ms TTL=52
Reply from 69.147.125.65: bytes=32 time=475ms TTL=52
Reply from 69.147.125.65: bytes=32 time=451ms TTL=52
Reply from 69.147.125.65: bytes=32 time=467ms TTL=52

Ping statistics for 69.147.125.65:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 451ms, Maximum = 475ms, Average = 463ms

C:\Program Files\ICW>
A ping is successful if it returns replies from the remote/destination PC/host.
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