Four Steps to Test an IP Connection With Ping

by on March 14th, 2009

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You can test IP connection using ping in many ways:

  1. Ping the loopback address to verify that TCP/IP is installed and configured correctly on the local computer.
    Syntax:
    PING 127.0.0.1.
    Click start – run and write following command:
    ping 127.0.0.1 -t
    Press enter.
  2. Ping the IP address of the local computer to verify that it was added to the network correctly.
    Syntax:
    PING IP_address_of_local_host
    For example:
    ping 192.168.0.22 -t
  3. Ping the IP address of the default gateway to verify that the default gateway is functioning and that you can communicate with a local host on the local network.
    Syntax:
    PING IP_address_of_default_gateway
    For example:
    ping 192.168.0.1 -t
  4. Ping the IP address of a remote host to verify that you can communicate through a router.
    PING IP_address_of_remote_host

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