Ping Means Packet InterNet Groper and is a useful tool that tests the connectivity and calculates the delay time in the response between the devices present in the network. Typically, Ping sends an Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) packet that consists of an echo request to the destination and waits for a response. The time spent in the whole process is calculated and displayed on the output screen.
Ping helps you to deliberately identify any problem in the network. This can be tracked by pinging your own computer. In addition, you can also ping the server name, ping the site in Windows, etc.
If you have a problem with your computer or network, you can always “ping” to see the status of the problem. You can easily evaluate if the entire network is inactive if no computer responds to your ping. You will need your IP address, such as 192.168.0.1, to perform this operation. The successful ping occurs along with the equivalent of the “Reply from” option connected to the IP address.
If you want to know if you can access the server that interests you, ping will help you do so. It helps to find the IP address of this server and analyze the output statistics. You can verify using the time of both sides, that if it is shorter, it provides a better connection speed with this server.
If you want to connect to another host, you can verify the connectivity by sending an echo request to the host’s IP address, for example, 192.168.1.1. If you receive an echo response, the connection to the second host will be confirmed.
If you ping a site in Windows, you get four to five responses in response to the server that was pinged. You can analyze the information shortly to discover a network problem. If the number of round trips seems to be greater in milliseconds, this gives a positive indication of a network problem between the computer and the ping server. In the case of a smaller number of milliseconds in both directions, this confirms the better functioning of your network.
Sometimes, it sends echo packets in the form of packets to the destination server or host but receives nothing in return. In this case, you will see a 100% loss of the packets sent. It may appear as a “timeout request” on the exit screen.
• The destination computer is protected by a firewall that does not allow ICMP traffic, which may be one of the reasons.
• The installation of an imperfect router between the computer and the destination host can make ping difficult.
• incorrect destination address or incorrect operation of the destination computer may be different.
In general, a ping operation, regardless of whether the operation was successful or not, can generate good information about the correct operation of the network or the computer.