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How to use Ping tool?

Ping is a helpful tool for verifying connections to remote hosts. It sends Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo packets to a computer and listens for echo reply packets. If the host is connected to TCP/IP network, it normally sends an echo reply. When troubleshooting, use ping to detect network hardware problems and incompatible configurations.


To use this tool, please enter IP address (example: or a hostname (example: www.flexbyte.com) and click Ping button. To control packets, the following options are available:

  • Packet number - the number of packets to be sent to the remote host.
  • Packet size - the data portion size (in bytes) of the ICMP packet.
  • Delay - the time interval (in milliseconds) between pings.
  • Timeout - the waiting time (in seconds) for the response from a host.
  • TTL - the time-to-live.
  • DNS resolving - check on this box to resolve IP addresses to hostnames.
  • Don't fragment - sets the "Don't fragment" flag in the packet.
  • Ping until interrupted - check on this box if you want to ping until you stop the process.

The status bar displays the number sended, received adn lossed packets, and time statistics.

The context menu has the following commands:

  • Start - starts ping an entered host or IP address.
  • Clear - clears the program output.
  • Copy - copies selected item to the clipboard.
  • Send IP to - sends the remote IP to Tracert or Whois.