What is Ping? A tutorial on how to use common ping commands

What is Ping? A tutorial on how to use common ping commands

Ping is a term commonly used by online gamers to measure the lag of a game. So what is Ping?

What is Ping?

Ping (Packet Internet Grouper) is a tool that checks the connection between your computer and a specific server by measuring the time it takes to send and receive a packet.

The higher the pag, the lag, while the lower the ping, the smoother the game.

How to use the Ping command

Open a Command Prompt window by pressing the Windows + R key combination, then type cmd and press Enter. See more ways to open a Command Prompt.

Enter the Ping command (see below for the common Ping command) in the Command Prompt window and then Enter.

Some common Ping commands

ping: Ping 4 times to the server. For example: ping thuthuattienich.com

ping-t: Ping continuously to the server, until closing the Command window. For example: ping thuthuattienich.com -t

ping <server> -lsize: Customize the packet size (in bytes) used for Ping. For example: ping blogtip.org -l 256

ping-n: Customizes the number of Ping executions. Example: Ping -n 10

Note: The packet size is calculated in bytes. The unit of measurement of time is measured in milliseconds (1/1000 of a second).

See more ping commands by typing the following into Command: ping /?

Common Ping results

Request time out: Destination has no response

Destination host unreachable: Destination does not exist

Reply from bytes = 32 time = 68ms TTL = 54: Send 32-byte packet to IP address:, response time is 32 milliseconds, TTL (time to live) package) is 54.

Packages: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss): Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Failed 0 (0%)