How to Ping Using CMD (Command Prompt)

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If you've ever spent a lot of time with IT professionals, you've probably heard the word “ping” being used. Pinging a computer or website has many different uses. It can help you measure connection speed, connect to another computer or website to check its status, or troubleshoot network problems. It may sound complicated, but it's not. Anyone can ping you no need to be a skilled hacker or coding genius. In this short article, we will show you how to ping using CMD to another website.


How to Open CMD (Command Prompt)

How to Open CMD

To open CMD (Command Prompt) in Windows. First, you click on the Start menu. Then type 'CMD' or 'Command Prompt' in the search box. Then click on CMD as shown in the image. Or you can also directly press the Windows Key + R shortcut which will finally open the Run window, where you need to type CMD and hit enter.

Command Prompt

How to Ping a Website Or Computer

On Windows, Mac, and Linux, you start the ping process from the command line. On Windows, it's the Command Prompt, and on Mac and Linux, you need the Terminal app. Once you see the command line, type one of the following two commands for a simple ping:

ping google.com

How to Ping a Website Or Computer

ping 8.8.8.8

How to Ping CMD Using IP Address


From this point on, you can further modify the command depending on the operating system you are using. Use the web URL version if you want to ping a website, and use the IP address version if you want to ping a computer. For example, on Windows, the default ping will send one message. On Linux, the ping is continuous. To run a continuous ping on Windows, add the -t option, for example type ping -t google.com or ping -t 8.8.8.8.


Understanding Ping Results

The results reveal some key information. At the most basic level, consider these four numbers:

  * Time: How long it takes to send and receive pings

  * TTL : Allows you to set the number of networks that ping passes through

  * Packets: The number sent and received must be the same

  * Round-Trip Time: The minimum, maximum, and average time it takes to ping. A large difference between the three numbers indicates an unstable network


Hopefully, this article about How to Ping Using CMD (Command Prompt), gives you a little insight. Also, read an article about How to Recover an Image Backup Using the Bootable Media CD with DiscWizard that you may need to know. Thank you.

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