How to do a Ping

Ping is a command used to test whether a host is reachable via your internet connection.

The ping command will need to be run from a Command prompt or terminal depending on your operating system (Windows, Mac or Linux)

 

Windows:

Use your keyboard shortcuts, press and hold Windows button + R simultaneously and type "cmd" (without the quotes), alternatively simply click on the Start button and typing "cmd" would suffice.

Enter the following command at the prompt:

ping <domain/server> and hit enter, where <domain/server> is the hostname or IP address of the server.

eg: ping domain.tld

 

Mac:

Open Terminal by navigating to /Applications/Utilities.

In the Terminal window type ping followed by the <domain/server>,

eg: ping domain.tld

CTRL+C to stop pinging

 

Linux:

Press CTRL+Alt+T simulaneously

Type in ping followed by the <domain/server>

eg: ping domain.tld

CTRL+C to stop pinging

The successes or failures will indicate the out come of the test.

Your next step would be to do a traceroute, and find out where the failure occurs.

 

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