How to do a PING TEST on a Windows PC #
If you want to test your computer connectivity or check the quality of your internet connection, all you need to do is perform a ping test. If you are experiencing a connectivity issue, you’ll be able to tell if this is limited to your local network (your home or office setup) or if the problem goes beyond (your internet service provider, host network, or a particular website). Here’s how to do a ping test on a Windows PC and how to read the results.
To do a ping test in Windows, open the Windows Search Bar, type CMD, and click Open. In the Command Prompt, type ping followed by a space and then the IP address or domain name you want to test and hit Enter.
1. Open the Windows Search Bar. You can do this by clicking the magnifying glass icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen.
2. Then type CMD into the search bar and click Open. This will open a Command Prompt window with a black background, white text, and a flashing cursor.
3. Type ping followed by a space and an IP address or domain name. For example, you would enter “ping 192.168.1.1” or “ping webstation.my”.
4. Finally, hit Enter on your keyboard and wait for the ping test results.
How to Read Your Ping Test Results #
When you do a ping test on a Windows PC, you will see the results for four different ping tests. Each test will tell you the ping time in milliseconds (ms) and how many packets were received or lost. You will also see the minimum, maximum, and average ping response times.