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

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Cmd error Ping command cannot find the host

When I type in the following on my command prompt: ping www.google.com It displays as Ping command cannot find the host, but my internet is fully functional and I can access the page. Please help. ...
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High jitter while pinging access point

I'm not sure if this is a network or an OS issue and hopefully you can help me find out. Sometimes, although I recently doubled my internet speed, I find that my internet speed isn't fast, it looks ...
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Possible to “ping” url:port? (OS X-GeekTool)

I'm trying to use GeekTool (Mac pref pane... basically just embeds output of a shell command/script on the desktop... ...
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Tracert behaviour explanation

Sorry if my question is trivial, I tried to tracert to an ip address, and after first 12 hops I got request timed out for the rest, until reach a maximum of 30 hops. I assume that the machine is ...
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Long delay when pinging Windows 7 machine by name vs by ip

This question regards machines accessing/pinging one another on my local network by name vs ip and delays associated with doing it by name. All machines are Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. Below is output ...
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Ping increase internet speed [closed]

Can I use ping to increase internet speed? ping [IPv4 of wifi] -n 100000 Is this increasing my internet speed?
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Ping-visible on unlock, ping-muted on screen lock

When I login to / unlock my Windows 7, I need to switch the machine to ping-responsiveness mode. When I pres Win-L key, i.e. lock the machine, I need it to ignore ICMP pings. How would I accomplish ...
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Why I get a VMnet Network Adpater's IP even if my Wireless Network Adapter has priority?

On Windows 7, when I try to ping my computer name I get an IPv6 address, so I ping with -4 option, then I get an IP related to my VMnet (VMnet1) Network Adapter which results 192.168.220.1, and not ...
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ping can't resolve hostname, but nslookup can

ping tells me that it can't resolve some hostname ("ping: unknown host domain.company.local") in a URL but when I use host or nslookup on the same computer on the command line, the resolutions works ...
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Can't load certain websites, but everything else works

As of this morning, I suddenly can't reach certain sites at all, but all other sites load fine. The sites that don't load are major sites like CNN.com, ATT.com, etc., so they're certainly not ...
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What responds to a ping? The modem, or the router?

Just a very simple question I'm sure you all know. When I ping my public IP address what is responding to the ping? Is my modem responding to the ping and never reaching the router or is the modem ...
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Windows 7 can ping Switch, but Windows XP can't

Maybe this question has already been asked, but I can't seem to find it by using the search. I got a little network where I've got my default gateway on 10.0.0.1 with a switch built in. Then there is ...
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What does this router-log file mean?

I was just checking the router's logs to see what kind of information is stored, and I find this file: "May 14 21:13:36 ","PING-FLOODING flooding attack from WAN (ip:89.170.246.114) detected." "May ...
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Can you get a reply from a HTTPS site using the Ping command?

I tried using the ping command on a https page, but the message says that ping could not find the host. Is there some issue regarding ping and https?
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Why can't I map a network drive if I can ping the server?

I have a server running Windows 2003 R2 SP2. I can ping it from any computer on the network. My problem is that it acts as a file and print server, but none of the other computers on the network can ...
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Local addresses unreachable, remote addresses work

I experienced strange behaviour on my employee's Windows7-Box. I was working via Putty in a local headless Virtualbox (running LXLE and connected via Virtualbox's host-only network adapter) and ...
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Why is my neighbor ping 20ms less in online games? [closed]

My friend/neighbor has the same ISP than me (cable provider). In fact, he has a lower speed package. But when we game online he always have 10-20ms less ping than me. I tried connecting my PC ...
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I can ping a Windows XP PC with the firewall off but I can't when the firewall is on. Why?

For the ping command, I have read (e.g. try this link), there's no port required. Yet I have a PC on my network which I cannot ping. Strangely, I can connect to using Remote Desktop. However, I am ...
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Why has ping started to resolve hostnames to IPv6 addresses?

Why would my computer (Vista Business) begin to start pinging using IPv6? I have not to my knowledge made any change to enable this. When I ping a local computer with it's hostname, ping has started ...
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what does it mean if nslookup and ping fail to resolve a host name but tracert does not?

This problem concerns an internal DNS server that for some reason sometimes fails to resolve the host names of some machines on the network. When it fails to resolve a host name, and this can happen ...
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Ping packet loss 100

I'm using a laptop in a dormitory and I was trying to go to a website, but it only shows texts and white background. When I check another website about the same thing happens, no pics just texts and ...
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Connection fails after one packet, server is unreachable by some clients while reachable by others

I am clueless about this issue. I have a machnine with Windows 2003 Server R2. From time to time the following issue arises: The server is accessible from certain clients From other clients (on the ...
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2 PC's One Switch

I have a router with a switch (a) and a pc (1) then a run of ethernet from switch (a) to another switch (b) with 2 pc's (2 & 3) I can ping from PC 2 to PC 1 But can't ping from PC 3 to PC 1. ...
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When I ping a server name, how is the domain determined?

On my machine, when I ping a server with fully qualified name, it works fine ping myserver.newcompanyname.com But when I ping the server name by itself, it fails. And it also indicates that it ...
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Negative ping time?

This is the first time I've seen this and I'm not sure what it means; 64 bytes from 74.125.93.99: icmp_seq=6233 ttl=53 time=545.493 ms 64 bytes from 74.125.93.99: icmp_seq=6234 ttl=53 time=776.093 ...
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Doing uploads from my windows 7 machine causes high ping time

Without a program doing uploads, my 64-bit Windows 7 laptop does great - 40 ms ping time, 5 MB download rate. If anything starts uploading (Dropbox, for instance), ping times suddenly increase over ...
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Pinging a machine on my local network gets an 'unreachable' response from my own IP address?

Edit for future readers who get here from google or another search engine: This question is now the top google result when searching for 'destination host unreachable from my own ip address'. If ...
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How to fix my internet connection/bad ping

First of all thanks for any help! To start with, my internet speeds are bad (3 down and 3/4 up) I can normally play Minecraft with very little lag (me and my 2 bros that play). Recently my Internet ...
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Repeatedly high ping - caused by WiFi or provider?

I have an ISP with a 10gbit broadband connection. I can usually download with about 1.8mbytes/sec, so that's not a problem. However, I sometimes have a very high ping in online games (> 200ms). It ...
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Ping IP returned “destination net unreachable”, even with different network

I couldn't log in to facebook, so I ping the domain and got this: ping www.facebook.com Pinging www.facebook.com [69.171.228.14] with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Reply from ...
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How to increase ping time/network connection latency on Windows?

I need to permanently increase network latency in approximately 100ms, without losing packets. Reason: On a certain server and internet game my ping is too much lower than the other people playing ...
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Networking - i want to prioritise traffic on a sky router without QoS

I have the timeless issue of being the 'gamer' in a shared house on a highly contentious Sky internet connection and i want to do something about it! (can't come home from a hard day at work and ...
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Would distance and ping effect backup speed

There is a cloud backup provider situated on the US west coast that im considering using to backup my data, (im currently using a provider who runs on amazons cloud, i believe they are using the Irish ...
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Why do I experience latency to certain IP's

This one has me stumped. I read a lot and ask very few questions. I usually have 2 or 3 SSH sessions at any given time. Monitoring applications, working on server configs that type of daily grind. ...
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NSLOOKUP Default Server: UnKnown How to fix it [closed]

I execute NSLOOKUP and see C:>NSLOOKUP Default Server: UnKnown Address: 192.168.1.1 I am guessing that it should be something like C:> nslookup Default Server: ...
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Wierd connectivity problems

I'm having some quite confusing problems with the network. First of all, all of the computers can access the internet and mapped drives and so on, the server can ping any LAN computers IP, the ...
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Mavericks: ping resolves differently from dig

I have BIND9 running on my MBP with a zone for the TLD dev. I then have /etc/resolver/dev setup with the line nameserver 127.0.0.1 so that resolution for that TLD only is performed using my local BIND ...
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Unable to ping IP on linux

I have a Linux box which is connected to one machine (say boxer). eth0 of linux box is directly connected to boxer. I have vlan range 500-550. Below is ifconfig details of linux, all o/g and i/c ...
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Windows 8 requiring trailing dot in DNS name in order to resolve

I'm in the process of setting up a home network but I'm having issues on my Windows 8 machine. If I ping another host on my network, the name won't resolve. If I use nslookup, it will resolve no ...
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Slow ping on one machine

We have 13 computers connected to Windows 2008 Server R2 Domain. There is Windows 7 64-bit Professional on all of them. The computers have same configurations and are quite fast (Intel Core i3, fast ...
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How do I set up xPaw's PHP Minecraft Query

I am a very basic beginner at coding. I am trying to set up xPaw's PHP Minecraft Query to ping my server, but I do not know what components I need to make it work! Can someone compile all of the ...
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Can access wamp through browser, but cannot access computer

Ok. First off, I am not able to access the physical computer until tomorrow, when I get back to work. With that being said, I wont mark any solution, until tomorrow (at least). With that out of the ...
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Can ping/ssh through LAN but not with Wi-Fi

I have bought a new D-link Wi-Fi modem recently, and I have connected one Linux system through LAN and another system through Wi-Fi. I can't ping the host which is connected to the LAN from the Wi-Fi ...
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troubleshoot ping failure due to denied MAC address

Does anyone know of a tool (Windows or Linux) that will identify packets that get dropped on a network due to MAC filtering? In question 682774 (ping-printer-times-out-when-wireless-ok-when-wired) I ...
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ping printer times out when wireless, ok when wired

I have been managing our home network now for many years, and this is the weirdest problem I have ever seen: I have a router (Dlink DIR-655) to which a printer is connected directly via cat5e. The ...
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If I ping 192.168.1.4, why is 192.168.1.2 responding?

When I run the command ping 192.168.1.4 I get the following results: Pinging 192.168.1.4 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 192.168.1.2: Destination host unreachable. Reply from 192.168.1.2: ...
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'ping git-scm.com' returns 'ping: unknown host git-scm.com'

Since a couple of days ago I'm not able to access git-scm.com and when trying to ping to the domain: ping git-scm.com I get a: ping: unknown host git-scm.com How can I check for errors in my ...
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Can a software cause a huge ping response

I need someone to explain something to me since I'm really not good with networking. How can it be that when I open minecraft and I mouse over the ping I see 1300+ms and I lag extremely. But when I ...
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How do I setup DNS in a ubuntu VM of VMware on a WIndows 8 64-bit desktop?

Host Machine: running WIndows 8 on a laptop Guest: Ubuntu 9.04 VM on VMWare I can not ping the host machine from the guest and vice versa. I cannot pint the internet from the guest also. THe ...
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How can I ping a computer in Linux?

I have connected to a machine running Linux via SSH and would like to know; is there any command to ping a computer, or translate domain name to ip address in Linux?