Ping is a networking utility program or a tool to test if a particular host is reachable. It is a diagnostic that checks if your (a) device is connected to the network. Ping, a term taken from the echo location of a submarine, sends data packet to another device and if it receives a data packet back, then you have a connection
- Click the Start button in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen ( Or Type CMD in the Search here field for WIN 10)
- Click the Run option in the right-hand column.
- Type “cmd” in the text box and then hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
- A black box with a flashing cursor will open; this is the Command Prompt. Type Ping followed by IP or HOST name. i.e. PING CHA2016, or Ping 192.168.1.1
From a Mac
- Open Network Utility (located inside Applications > Utilities).
- Click Ping.
- Fill out the “Enter the network that you want to ping” field. You can enter the IP address or Host name or URL
- Click Ping followed by IP and/or Host name