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How to Perform a Ping Test

This article will cover how to perform a Ping test towards EMDECS.COM . This information can be used to ping any website to help with Performance Troubleshooting.

This article was created using Windows 11 OS


How to Open the Command Prompt

You will require the use of the Command Prompt to run a Ping. To access this, click on the search in your taskbar and type in " command " . When the return populates, select  open  to launch

Ping Test Command


To run the Ping test once

command : ping emdecs.com 
Entering this command will cause the Ping test to run only once. This will give you only a snapshot view of the data connection between your computer and the web page you are attempting to reach 
if another website is required, google.ca (Can) or google.com (US) is a good one to use as a reference or comparison point

How to Run a Continuous Ping Test

command : ping emdecs.com -t
Entering this command will cause the Ping Test to run until either Canceled or Closed

To Cancel a Continuous Ping Test

Hold  Control  and press  C on your keyboard
The statistics will appear to let you know the test has been successfully canceled. 

Reading the Data 

When the Ping test is Complete , it will present the information to you in averages. Even if longer times appear through the log, it is only the end average that is regarded for troubleshooting data. 
Average Time  for each request should not exceed  100 ms
Packet Loss  should be no greater than 5%   

If either occur, please contact your Internet Service Provider to troubleshoot your internet connection

Video Walkthrough


Other Ping Commands

Ping command syntax for Windows
-t Pings the specified host until stopped. To stop - type Control-C
-a Resolve adresses to hostnames
-n Number of echo requests to send
-l       Send buffer size
-f Set Don't Fragmet flag in packet (IPv4-only)
-i Set Time To Live
-v Set Type of Service (Setting has been deprecated)
-r Record route for count hops (IPv4-only)
-s Timestamp for count hops (IPv4-only)
-j Loose source route along host-list (IPv4-only)
-k Strict source route along host-list (IPv4-only)
-w Timeout in milliseconds to wait for each reply
-R Use routing header to test reverse route also (IPv6-only, deprecated per RFC 5095)
-S Source address to use
-c Routing compartment identifier
-p Ping a Hyper-V Network Virtualization provider address
-4 Force using IPv4
-6 Force using Ipv6