Question About 'Pinging" an address

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jnibori

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I had a problem last week where it was suggested that I Ping an address. I am trying to learn the easiest way to do this. I am also looking for an explanation on what this will accomplish.

I am assuming the goal is to verify that the address exits and my computer can get there directly. Also, how will I know if I successfully "Pinged" the address.

Here's what I have been doing.

I open the Command Prompt, and type "nslookup" then enter. I then type the WWW URL and hit enter. I get the web-site name, accompanied by the IP numeric address returned.

Is this a successful Ping, and am I doing this correctly?

Thanks.
 
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at prompt- ping "url" or "ip"

good luck



edit: eg c:\ping ww?.yahoo.com or
ping 255.255.255.255


? to switch off link
 
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try here for detailed description of "ping" and "traceroute" utilities

(good troubleshooting tools when having connectivity problems)

click here
 

jnibori

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Yep-

The site is what I was looking for. Thanks, and thank-you AlwaysLearning for the assistance as well.
 
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http://www.securitysoftware.cc/apps.html
PingLog - Does you ISP Suck? Some of my clients had intermittent connectivity problems with their ISP. The support guys kept coming out but never found a problem. (Funny how it always
worked when they were there.) I wrote this program to create detailed logs of the connectivity problems. Their attitude changed as soon as I sent them the log.
 
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