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Is it possible to ping an IOS device (Ipad or Iphone) from the command prompt? When I ping them from the command prompt (the only option by the way) I get a timed out response, unlike if I ping a windows computer. Is there a way to use the mac address or something? Thanks everyone!

  • Are the devices on the same network? For example, if the device you are pinging from is hard wired and the iPad is on WiFi, there might be something in place to not allow communication between wired and wireless devices. As long as all of your devices are connected to the same network subnet, you should be able to ping an iPad or any Apple device connected to that network. Do you see any entries in the arp table on the machine you are pinging from? – Richie086 Dec 20 '17 at 15:44
  • Yes they are. Here is a video of what Im talking about: youtu.be/4rum4LPfYb8?hd=1 – Mark Deven Dec 21 '17 at 20:05
  • iPads and iPhones do not reply... – Mark Deven Dec 21 '17 at 20:05
  • Wow, I see what you are saying. The message you are getting is a “network unreachable” from what I can see. Very strange considering you are able to ping that printer which is also on WiFi. – Richie086 Dec 21 '17 at 23:07
  • Could you post the results of tracert (ip address of iPad) and then do another tracert to a working device? – Richie086 Dec 21 '17 at 23:12

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