A utility available on all operating systems that helps test network connectivity.

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Why broadcast ping takes longer than host ping

I have a simple question. I have read that when I'm pinging broadcast address in LAN every device responds to ICMP Echo Request and console shows first(quickest) response. But when I pinged ...
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Why are packets piling up in my router? [duplicate]

I had been experiencing some latency spikes with my internet for about a day. After having an ISP tech come and confirm that there were no problems on their end, I tried pinging my router (Airport ...
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How can I make an outbound rule specifically for ping.exe on Windows 7?

I have all outbound traffic on my Windows 7x64 system blocked. How can I specifically allow only ping.exe to be used in the command line (cmd.exe) without making a blanket exeption rule for all ...
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Nslookup works but ping fails

I've recently ran into this weird problem where the domain names fail to resolve from DNS. When I try to ping google.com, I get ping request could not find host google.com, but nslookup returns the ...
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Connecting 3 PCs in a LAN

I'm running on GNS3 and in my topology I've connected 3 PCs. PC1 is connected to PC2 via eth0 and PC3 is connected to PC2 via eth1. I can only ping between PC1 and PC2. I cannot ping between PC2 and ...
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Can't connect to host by hostname

I have a problem which can be described by these four lines $ host example.com example.com has address 10.10.10.10 $ ping example.com ping: unknown host example.com As I see, hostname resolves ...
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how to determine which side causes the intermittent ping failure

Recently co-workers have been experiencing random connection drop problem with one of the servers. If I ping the server 10 times in a row from my windows client machine, I can see quite a few of ...
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Can't ping a host in the same network

So i'm setting a network of three PC's (PC1 - PC2 - PC3). PC2 eth0 is connected to PC1 eth0. And PC2 eth1 connected to PC3 eth0. I can ping PC2 with PC1 but i can't do the same for PC3. Also, are they ...
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Using “ping” on a relative basis [closed]

I am very new to any technical stuff and just trying my hands on the good old ping. I was wondering what information can be extracted, if any, from studying the difference between ping results of two ...
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ping: Ping one resource but response comes from another

I can't understand why I see this $ ping aaa.aaa.aaa.aaa PING aaa.aaa.aaa.aaa (aaa.aaa.aaa.aaa) 56(84) bytes of data. From bbb.bbb.bbb.bbb icmp_seq=1 Time to live exceeded From bbb.bbb.bbb.bbb ...
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What is a safe ping frequency without it being considered a DDoS attack?

I am trying to chart the uptime of a server by regularly pinging it and Google and then comparing the ping times. I want to keep doing this over a period of—let’s say—a week. I am sending a set of 5 ...
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Destination Host Unreachable from own IP error / arp table not showing gateway IP

One of the Newtwork PC (PC A) giving “Destination Host Unreachable from own IP” error when pinging the another network PC (PC B). I have checked the arp table of PC A and it isn’t showing gateway ...
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Cannot TCP outside of local area network to Internet, but can ping machines on the Internet

TL;DR I can ping outside, can only TCP inside network. More details: I’ve been trying to fix up my dad’s custom built computer (Windows 7) I built for him. After a few months, the Internet got ...
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I can’t ping my router from the outer [closed]

I am trying to remote the server of my company from my home. I enter the router of the company and I get this info: Internet, IPv4 POST LuxFibre LAN1 NG, IP address: 10.244.149.239 But I also ...
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Can't access server using hostname from other PCs on the local network (OEL6)

I have an Oracle Linux 6.6 Server, namely oradb12c. I cannot ping, reach, connect this machine from local network using its hostname, but I can ping, reach etc it from local network using its ip ...
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Can't browse steampowered.com

Surface Pro 3 i5 4GB RAM, Windows 8.1 Chrome 41.0.2272.101 m When I open the steam store or other steam sites (e.g. steam community) it takes absolutely ages to load. This carries over to steam ...
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can't ping, can't browse, just one site, not dns

Ok this is a new one for me cuz i can NOT browse and also NOT ping and it's just one site but the site is up and it happens from 3 different computers (all windows 7) behind my router-cable_modem. ...
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Pinging different IP address than what I entered [duplicate]

Can anyone please explain why CMD pings a different IP address than the one I am searching for?
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Mikrotik RB 951 unable to ping LAN and Internet

My Mikrotik RB951 has the ether1 interface configured as a DHCP client and connected to the LAN DHCP server. It gets served IP address automatically but is unable to ping other devices in the LAN and ...
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lose connection in one way on local network without firewall windows server 2008 r2

we have 2 computers in our local network a few day ago we encounter an wired problem sometime network connectivity from computer one to computer two lose and we can't ping computer two from computer ...
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Occasionally got “Request timed out” when trying to do ping test on a LAN server. What likely will be the cause?

I want to troubleshoot what causing the connection unstable between workstation and server in a LAN. When i try do the ping test, the reply sometime “Request timed out.” Any idea what likely the cause ...
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Pinging a cellular router

I have a cellular router that currently has a 3G SIM card plugged into it. I'd like to be able to access the devices behind my router by sending and receiving data over cellular WAN. As a first step, ...
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Why would RDP only work while pinging the machine?

I've got a Windows 7 machine that I can successfully ping at any point. However I can only connect to it via RDP while also pinging it - if it isn't being pinged, the RDP connection will time out. ...
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wifi connected laptops high ping inside lan older computer ok newer computer no

interesting one, when on wifi my computer is an older laptop I ping to another older laptop pings are good time= single digits but when I ping other newer laptop pings not good time= mostly 3 digits. ...
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Ping times on constrained systems

I have got 2 laptops (a, b), a raspberry pi (c), and another embedded system (d) connected to an Ethernet switch. There are some differences in the ping times. a pings b: 0.578 ms a pings c: 1.1 ms ...
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VirtualBox guest can be pinged fine but pings with high packet loss

I've got a VirtualBox guest Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server running on an OS X Mountain Lion host. The host is hooked up with both wired and wireless and therefore has two IPs; the guest is configured to use ...
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Two program on different VMs experience reply timeouts unless pinging

I've encountered a very odd issue. I've got 2 VMs, each running an identical program (a pub/sub middleware). The programs have to communicate by sending an event from and to each other. The program ...
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how does ping -W work

I want to try to use ping to detect if a server goes down. So the idea was to have something ping forever, and then if ping ever timed out( -W flag) it would return and I'd be able to detect it. But ...
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Using the Ping command with VLAN IP's

I created a new VLAN IP for a machine using vconfig add eth0 22 Then I did a: ifconfig eth0.22 192.168.3.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 up`. After this, when I do a ping 192.168.3.2 it's successful. ...
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How come I can't ping a computer on the same network?

I use a MacBook Pro (Retina), and using my old MacBook Pro, I can ping my MacBook Pro (Retina) successfully. And I can also ping my MacBook Pro from my MacBook Pro (Retina) successfully (all in the ...
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How can I ping computers on another network?

I can successfully ping a computer on the same wireless network as me using the ping command in Terminal, however when I try to ping computers on outside wireless networks using their external IP ...
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Router occasionally “loses” connection to another router

I have a problem with one router occasionally dropping all traffic and then resuming normal operation. I have two routers: R1. Inner router. ASUS RT-AC66U router, 192.168.1.1 R2. Outer router. ...
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Wired connection in university dormitory delivers wildly erratic, usually awful ping for gaming services, what's going on and what can I do?

I've been in attendance at this uni for a few years and have always had troubles with online gaming here. I've contacted the IT department multiple times, but usually they just write up a support ...
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Unable to ping my wireless laptops

Im new and currently learning networking so bear with me. I been pulling my hair for weeks trying to ping my laptops. I got a netcomm wireless router where it has two desktop computer connected to ...
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Can't ping a host on local WiFi network with Apple's Mac as WiFi Hotspot

I've set up a local network in my home using Mac as a WiFi hotspot. I've connected a Ubuntu laptop and an Android device to this network. The set-up works fine, but when I try to ping my Android ...
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I can ping computer on a another subnet but not vice versa

So I got two routers in my house one wireless(192.168.0.1) and another wired(192.168.20.1), I got my laptop(192.168.0.101) hooked up to my wireless router and my desktop(192.168.20.5) on wired router. ...
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Connectivity from different network segment

I have 3 machines 10.10.3.1 Windows # srv1 10.10.3.2 Lubuntu # srv2 10.10.200.1 Windows #cli1 network masks are 255.255.255.240 I can succesfully ping from cli1 to srv1 srv1 to srv2 srv2 to ...
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Fully understanding ping

I've set a static IP on an Intel edison which I believe ties it to a specific router. To test I ping from another PC also connected to the same router. My confusion is in the messages received I ...
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traceroute dropping in between for some systems

In my office there are multiple computers running on windows 7. there is one endpoint which can be accessed only from some systems(all system are in the same network). The endpoint is something like ...
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Need to ping a Device by Hostname on my network

How do I ping by hostname? I have an Audio Video control system attached to our corporate network. All devices are set to DHCP including my laptop running Win7. All in the same subnet. I can ping all ...
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Guest with static IP - slow internet connection, random pings

I have Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine with static ip and bridged network. Internet connection on host is wireless and most of the time works well, but sometimes it is a little bit slower too, but not ...
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Ping not working between two devices when going trough a switch with nothing else connected

(Apologies in advance if this is misplaced here. I'm trying to integrate a NAS into my network and have multiple problems. This is one of several questions that I'm planning to ask about this here.) ...
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Network connection interrupts “ping transmit failed, general failure”

I have a headscratcher right here. Normally I can fix my own network issues with help of googling, but with this one I have no idea where to begin. I recently moved places where I had to create a new ...
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I can ping facebook but get a time out error

Yesterday I was on facebook: no problems I can get on with my phone but not on my PC. I've tried other browsers. I am on a home PC POS Windows Vista machine. I have flushed DNS and I can ping ...
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Cisco AnyConnect VPN “ping: sendmsg: Operation not permitted”

So, here it goes. I'm currently using the AnyConnect client to get connected to a VPN. However, since about three or four days ago, I keep getting this annoying error. When I connect I have access to ...
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Can't Ping Ubuntu Guest from Windows 7 Host

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare Workstation on a Windows 7 Host. I can ping my Host from within the Ubuntu VM, but cannot ping the other way. Firewall is disabled on the Ubuntu Guest.... Any ...
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Consistant Ping Spikes on default gateway

About a week or so ago we switched our internet from Verizon DSL to Time Warner Cable's cable internet. It was working great until this weekend, when my brother and I started experiencing regular ping ...
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How can I determine the IP of a remote host in a shell script?

I have an IP alias that switches between two hosts depending on the host's availability. (This is a very large network and the switch is done externally of local control.) I need to determine when ...
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Using fping to find convergence times

I am trying to use fping command (fping -A -c 10 -D -e -p 500 < target) in order to determine the convergence time of a changing route; in other words, the amount of time between successful pings ...
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How to analyze mtr data

When I use to have latency issue with my hosting server I use to send mtr report to support so they can analyze and tell me if there is any issue at my end or their servers. Now, I am running with ...