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

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Why does pinging 192.168.072 (only 2 dots) return a response from 192.168.0.58?

I mistakenly missed the dot off of an IP address and typed in 192.168.072. To my surprise I connected to a machine at 192.168.0.58 If I ping 192.168.072 I get responses from 192.168.0.58. Why is ...
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Why is there a difference between ping “localhost” and ping “local IP address”?

Using cmd and ping on Windows gave me the following results: Pinging "localhost": Pinging "192.168.0.10" (local IP address): Aren't both situations exactly the same? I mean, I'm pinging ...
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Why do I get “General Failure” when pinging host name on a Win 7 node on the network?

This is a very peculiar problem with a station on our network. The client pc is running Windows 7 Pro. What makes this problem interesting is that this client is the only node on the network that ...
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What can I do about “ping flooding”?

Recently I have started getting period of poor connections on my home LAN. So, today after my connection was unresponsive for a while once again, I decided to take a look at what was the problem. The ...
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how does 'ping' command really work?

How does the ping command really work? Specifically where does the ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) come into picture? I was asked this question in an interview and I was not able to come up with ...
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Why can't I email myself at: MyEmail@74.125.235.55?

I opened cmd and typed ping gmail.com. It shows me: C:\Windows\system32>ping gmail.com Pinging gmail.com [74.125.235.55] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 74.125.235.55: bytes=32 time=6ms TTL=56 ...
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How can I ping a range of IP addresses simultaneously

I have a bunch of machines on an IP address range which I want to ping simultaneously as a quick and dirty way of telling which ones are switched on. What (free) software can I use to do this? I'm ...
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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: This question is now the top google result when searching for 'destination host unreachable from my own ip address'. If that's how you got here, then ...
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A better way to monitor my internet connection other than ping

edit: despite the very good answer I once accepted, now I'm look for a simpler tool that requires no installation or preparation. Something like a ping with a timestamp would be of great help already. ...
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Save Ping Output in a text file

I often have to ping servers for connectivity status. Is there a way to save the ping results (output) in a text file so that I can save entire day's ping results in a text file. I am using Windows ...
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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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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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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 ping when behind a proxy?

I am using an HTTP proxy server to connect to the internet. Because of that my pings are not working ping www.google.com says Unreachable Host How can I configure ping to use the HTTP proxy?
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How does ping(8) work?

I was learning server/client basics, as part of my networking programming skills development. So basically I write server listening on some port, and client connecting to it and data flow goes on... ...
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Get Windows ping and ipconfig tools

For some reason, my Windows 7 computer does not recognise the cmd.exe tools ping and ipconfig. I have tried to download them from the web, but I can only find tools that do similar stuff; not the ...
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Show current ping to website on Taksbar

I'm looking for a way to monitor my current internet connection quality by showing the ping-response to a website like google in the taskbar on the right side. I'm using Windows 8.1. Kind of like ...
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Why is IPv6 ping failing to access google.com?

I have found that ping google.com from my Windows 7 box has stopped working. Below is the output - note that the IPv4 ping works, and Yahoo works. Is my local router at fault here? ...
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Cannot Resolve Host Or Access Website Through Router

This is weird. I am on Windows XP with Edimax BR 6204Wg. I have 3 devices - 2 laptops and 1 smartphone. 1st laptop and smartphone are connected through WiFi to router and 2nd laptop is connected ...
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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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Is it possible to ping an address:port?

I am not into networking, and I have the following question related to the Linux ping command. Can I only ping an address? For example: miner@raspberrypi ~ $ ping onofri.org PING onofri.org ...
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how to ssh to a ipv6 ubuntu in a LAN?

I'm able to ping my Ubuntu box via command: (where c2h2ttt is listed in /etc/hosts) c2h2@c2h2crawler:~/ttt$ ping6 -I eth1 c2h2ttt PING c2h2ttt(c2h2ttt) from fe80::21b:21ff:fe22:e865 eth1: 56 data ...
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Why is my “localhost” not 127.0.0.1? [duplicate]

When I use the Ping command to ping my localhost, it doesn't show up as 127.0.0.1. C:\Windows\system32>ping localhost Pinging GIGA [::1] from ::1 with 32 bytes of data: Instead, it shows up ...
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How can I perform a ping every X minutes and check the response time?

I am currently working in a big company and we have serious latency issues. This is happening in a process control system, and is unacceptable (Open a valve sometimes take 2 minutes before command ...
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How can I ping via an alternate gateway?

Our network has two modems, each one hidden behind a router. The primary router is on 10.1.1.1, the backup router is on 10.1.1.2, and are both configured to the 10.1.1.0/24 subnet. Both routers have ...
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Why doesn't “ping -j” work?

I am experimenting with ping command on Windows 7. According to the help of ping command. -j host-list Loose source route along host-list (IPv4-only). My computer sits in a home LAN. The ...
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Window 8 machine cannot ping devices on same subnet

After returning from vacation during which several Windows updates were applied and my router suffered a hard power cycle, my Windows 8 Desktop can no longer ping other devices on the same subnet. ...
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Enable ping in Windows 7 firewall?

Server Fault tells that the new syntax to enable ping on Windows Server 2008 is netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="ICMP Allow incoming V4 echo request" protocol=icmpv4:8,any dir=in ...
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How to ping an IP address from an Android device? [closed]

Is there a way to ping an IP address from an Android device (like an Arc S or LG PRADA)? Is there a Android built-in application or am I to download an app for my task?
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What public IP should I use for long-term network test?

What IP address is OK to ping -f for a prolonged time (the whole day)? "4.2.2.2" or something else? The main concern is the admins there that may decide that it is some DoS and block/complain... ...
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Ping server/domain and capture its IP on Linux

With Windows, you could ping a given domain name and capture the IP as a variable, even if no reply was received. I believe the command looked something like this: ping domain.com for /f "tokens=1,2 ...
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Pinging own machine returns an IPv6 address instead of IPv4

When I ping my own machine I get an IPv6 address: Reply from fe80::1004:p8f0:9e40:a42c%10: time<1ms Reply from fe80::1004:p8f0:9e40:a42c%10: time<1ms I used to get the IPv4 address (eg. ...
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Why does the PING command in my batch file execute in a loop?

I created a .BAT file in Windows 7 that has the following line: PING XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX -t (XXX replaces the actual IP number). However, when I double click on this batch file, I can see the PING ...
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Two devices cannot ping each other through WiFi

I have WiFi router connected to the Internet through pppoe. Router has latest version of firmware installed. I have no any antivirus software running and firewall enabled. My router is ASUS ...
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High latency/ping to local gateway WHILE STREAMING [wireless]

Recently I've become fed up with my wireless internet and want to identify the problem. I don't have a patch cord yet to test a direct connection but so far every computer I've tested has reported ...
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Online computer not responding to pings

I was doing a bit of scanning on my network lately, knew all the hostnames to each computer connected. But whilst pinging one of them ping returned Request timed out.. This is strange as I know the ...
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not able to ping server or but can RDP

Im on Windows Server 2012 and earlier today I stopped being able to connect to my website. I tried to connect to RDP to check the error log. I could connect and login, but the error log was empty. I ...
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Why do companies block 'ping'?

I can browse all the websites in my company work station, but not open the command prompt and ping any website. This has happened in 2 of my previous companies too. Do companies block ping?Why do ...
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Why does 'ping' returns 'request timed out' for some hosts?

For some hosts, ping www.example.com it resolves their IP but why does it fails with request time out? I have also tried to increase the ping response time but still the same result.
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linux ping not actually sending 1 packet per second

I've been experiencing some odd behavior. While on a congested wireless network I run $ ping google.com I expect one packet to be sent out each second and only some of them to come back with a ...
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Stubborn APIPA Issue (possible IPv4 problem, IPv6 = okay?)

I have one Windows 7 desktop that seems to be stuck on an APIPA address. It can see the other computers in the workgroup, but seemingly only communicate via IPv6 (see below), and can't access outside ...
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How to explain low RTT between extremely long (10s) ping intervals?

I am using the ping utility to troubleshoot what seems to be a slow Internet connection on my home network, but I'm finding the results unusual and difficult to interpret. I have a Linksys wireless ...
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no response when I ping my website, but I can still access it?

Sorry, this may be a dumb question, but I noticed something weird when I went to terminal and typed ping -o mysite.com and I get the message... Request timeout for icmp_seq 0 but when I visit my ...
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How can I determine if a certain machine exists on the network?

How can I determine if a certain machine exists on the network? If I ping the IP address, would that be sufficient?
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Pinging localhost versus pinging 127.0.0.1

If I ping localhost, I receive a reply from ::1 which IIRC is the IPV6 loopback address. If I ping 127.0.0.1, I receive a reply from 127.0.0.1 as expected. Why is there a difference when hostname ...
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VirtualBox cannot ping Windows7 (host), Windows XP (guest)

I have successfully installed a Windows XP OS on VirtualBox with Windows 7 as host. The Windows XP guest is able to navigate on the Internet but I'm not able to ping the guest from the host and ...
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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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Log ping and date isnt working [closed]

:START echo %date% %time% && ping -n 1 192.168.1.1 >> pingReport.txt 2>&1 echo %date% %time% && ping -n 1 192.168.1.2 >> pingReport.txt 2>&1 echo %date% ...
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Ping to dnsmasq's host resolvesto 127.0.0.1

I've just set up dnsmasq in my home lan for the first time. I got it as DHCP and DNS. Something strange is that when I ping DEV01 (which has dnsmasq) it resolves to 127.0.0.1 and I don't know why it ...
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Ping myself, works with ipv6 not ipv4 in Windows 7

I've tried to solve the following problem with no luck and I need some proffesional help. The following is possible: Ping all computers (that I tried) in the domain without problem. Ping myself ...