Testing Network Connectivity via Timeless Ping - Windows

Note Timeless Ping: A way to test connectivity. Use this if we suspect that something like a firewall is interfering with the data connection.

  1. Open a Command Prompt window.
    • Windows 10
      1. Right-click the Start icon (located in the lower-left corner).
      2. Click Command Prompt.
    • Windows 8
      1. From any screen, press the Windows key+X ( Windows key icon+X).
      2. Click Command Prompt
    • Windows 7 / Vista
      1. From the Windows desktop, click Start.
      2. From the Start Search text box enter cmd then press the Enter key.
    • Windows 2000 / XP
      1. From the Windows desktop, click Start.
      2. Click Run.
      3. Enter cmd then press the Enter key.
    • Windows 98SE / Me
      1. From the Windows desktop, click Start.
      2. Click Run.
      3. Enter command then press the Enter key.
  2. Enter ping -t 74.125.224.147 then press the Enter key.
    Note Note the spaces: ping [space] -t [space] 74.125.224.147
    Windows command line interface with timeless ping command entered
    As the ping command is executed, the following information (or similar) will be displayed.
    Windows command line interface with timeless ping command entered
  3. Press Ctrl+C.
    The example below indicates:
    • Excellent echo request response time less than 30 milli-seconds (e.g., time=13ms).
    • Poor echo request response time greater than 100 milli-seconds (e.g., time=132ms).
    • No response, Request timed out.
    Windows command line interface with timeless ping command entered

 

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