What Is a Computer Ping Test ?

***  A ping test determines whether your computer can communicate with another computer over the network. Then, if network communication is established, ping tests also determine the connection latency (technical term for delay) between the two computers.

***  You can use a ping test to troubleshoot connectivity problems with your home network. Ping tests are also commonly used to measure the delay ("lag") with online gaming services or other Internet servers.

Ayntax:      ping [-t] [-a] [-n count] [-l size] [-f] [-i TTL] [-v TOS]
                    [-r count] [-s count] [[-j host-list] | [-k host-list]]
                    [-w timeout] target_name

                    -t                     Ping the specified host until stopped.
                                            To see statistics and continue - type Control-Break;
                                            To stop - type Control-C.
                    -a                     Resolve addresses to hostnames.
                    -n                     count Number of echo requests to send.
                    -l                     size Send buffer size.
                    -f                     Set Don't Fragment flag in packet.
                    -i                     TTL Time To Live.
                    -v                     TOS Type Of Service.
                    -r                     count Record route for count hops.
                    -s                     count Timestamp for count hops.
                    -j                      host-list Loose source route along host-list.
                    -k                     host-list Strict source route along host-list.
                    -w                     timeout Timeout in milliseconds to wait for each reply.



                               ping Server01

                               Ping www.google.com