What does the ping command do?

Answer The ping command will send a tiny request to an IP address and look for an answer. It's basically a way of seeing if the IP is alive or valid. Sort of like radar - how it bounces a sound off an o... Read More »

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How Does a Command Prompt Ping Work?

The PING command has been around for decades. Originally, it stood for "Packet Internet Groper," and has been used consistently since it first was introduced in 1983 to check on the status of Inter... Read More »

Why replies from different routers in same ping command?

Each ICMP echo request is taking a different path to the destination.

What purpose does ping an ip address have?

If you have Windows go to Start, Run and type command . This opens up a black command window, otherwise known as a DOS box. In the command box type 'ping' (without the quote marks) and pr... Read More »

When doing a speed test what does PING mean?

hi kevin Ping is a computer network tool used to test whether a particular host is reachable across an IP network; it is also used to self test the network interface card of the computer. I... Read More »