Knowledge is Power, and in this competitive world, one has to be knowledgeable enough with the latest technology and its features. Life without computers is very difficult in this digital era. For that reason, you have to understand the different functionalities of the computer systems. Today’s topic is all about the Ping Command on a computer system. We will let you know about how you can Ping an IP from the Command Prompt Window on a PC system. 

What is a Ping Command? 

A Ping Command is a useful command which is used to test out the speed of you and the connected network. If you are not aware of testing the speed of the connected network, then here we will show you the ways of using this Ping Command on a Computer system. 

The Ping Command Method is different for Windows, Mac and Linux Computer Systems, and for that reason, you have to follow the different tutorials for as per your PC system. Here, we have listed down all the methods to make use of the Ping Command on a respective PC system of yours. Let’s get on to the list of methods now! 

Ping Command on Windows, Mac and Linux Operating System

The first thing you need to do is opening the command prompt Window or the Terminal on a respective PC system. Here we have listed down the ways of launching this Window on Windows, Mac and Linux PC systems

Command Prompt on Windows Operating System

To launch the Command Prompt Window on a Windows PC, click the Start Button and type in cmd in the search menu. Click the Enter button and the Command Prompt Window will be presented on your computer’s screen. 

Command Prompt on Mac System

Command Prompt is known as Terminal Window on Mac OS X. To launch the Terminal Window on your Mac system, you just need to go to the Applications folder from where you need to click on to the Terminal icon. The Terminal Window will be presented on your Computer Screen. 

Command Prompt on Linux System

For Linux users, opening the Command Prompt or Telnet or Terminal Window is easy. This can be found in the Accessories folder. Explore the Applications Directory and click the Accessories folder to get the Telnet from there. 

This is the first step you need to do on a respective PC system. You have to open the Command Prompt Window on a Windows PC, Terminal Window on a Mac system and a Telnet Window on a Linux System. 

The next thing you need to do is entering the Ping Command. There are two ways to ping command in the Window. The following commands are listed to check the Speed of the connected network on a PC system. 

“ping hostname or ping IP address”

In the above command, the Hostname is nothing but the name of the website you want to check the speed of it. You just need to replace the Hostname from the above command with a website URL. 

The next command features an IP Address which is a computer’s actual location on a Network. To check the Speed, you need to enter the IP Address of a particular PC system in the above command. 

Once you enter the hostname or IP Address with the Ping command, click the Enter button. 

Once you press the Enter button, you will see the Ping Output in the Command Prompt Window on your computer’s screen. The results will be right there under the command line and you don’t need to apply any other command or launch any other Window for the same. 

The Ping Output will have resulted in four-line and the method of reading the output is also unique. The first line of the result tells you what the command is actually doing? You will also be able to check the command lines in the results with the response time from the selected IP Address of the Hostname.