What is PING command in Command Prompt?


Using PING command, we can determine if we can reach a host computer in Internet or not. And also, we can determine how long it takes for a roundtrip (i.e. From Source computer to Destination computer and back to source.)

Definition: PING Command is a very useful Utility to test the reachability of a host on an Internet Protocol (IP) network and to measure the round-trip time for messages sent from the originating host to a destination computer.

PING stands for "Packet Inter-Network Groper".

How to Run PING Command?

1. Go to Start -> Run and then type cmd
2. Type ping followed by computer name or IP Address, for example type ping google.com
or type ping 209.85.231.104

If you get result like below image, then the destination computer is up and running and you are able to connect to that .

If you get  result like below image, then the destination computer is either down or not connected to internet or you are not able to connect to that.


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