PING a network tool to perform connectivity test, by PINGing the IP address of a given device. At times we will need to PING test our printers and devices (iPad) to make sure they are all connected in the network.
It can tell if your network connection is healthy, delayed, or disconnected.
The result will show, for example: 64 bytes from 192.168.1.99: icmp_seq=0 ttl=128 time=62.929 ms
1) Healthy ping = the "time" result is below 100ms
2) Delayed ping = the "time" result is above 100ms.
the higher this number, the more delayed you have in your network and this indicate abnormal behaviour in your network. You should troubleshoot your network if this is the case.
3) Disconnected = the result will show "host unreachable", "No route to host", "Host is down" etc
How to Ping in Windows
- Press Window Key + R, enter CMD and press Enter to open the command line.
In the command line, enter "ping -t" follow by the IP to test, and press Enter. For example the IP we wanted to test is 192.168.1.1
How to Ping in Mac OSX
- Run "Terminal" app.
- In the command line, enter "ping" follow by the IP to test, and press Enter. For example the IP we wanted to test is 192.168.1.1