Performing Ping, Traceroute and Pathping Tests and Other Online Tools

Last modified by Jay Nacional on 2015/05/14 14:41


Ping (also written as PING or ping) is a utility that you use to determine whether or not a specific IP address is accessible. Ping works by sending a packet to a specified address and waiting for a reply. Ping is used primarily to troubleshoot Internet connections and there are many freeware and shareware Ping utilities available for download.

1. On your Start Menu click Run.

2. Type cmd and click OK.

3. On your cmd type: ping and hit Enter (e.g. ping

4. It will display four responses stating whether the destination could be reached and how long it took.



Traceroute is a utility that traces a packet from your computer to an Internet host, but it will show you how many hops the packet requires to reach the host and how long each hop takes. If you're visiting a Web site and pages are appearing slowly, you can use traceroute to figure out where the longest delays are occurring. Traceroute utilities work by sending packets with low time-to-live (TTL) fields. The TTL value specifies how many hops the packet is allowed before it is returned. When a packet can't reach its destination because the TTL value is too low, the last host returns the packet and identifies itself. By sending a series of packets and incrementing the TTL value with each successive packet, traceroute finds out who all the intermediary hosts are.

1. On your Start Menu  click Run.

2. Type cmd and click OK.

3. On your cmd type: tracert and hit Enter (e.g. tracert

4. It will begin to display responses from each hop along the way to the destination. Each step will receive 3 pieces of data so you will have 3 times detailed for each step.



A pathping is a tool used to check for losses of network packet integrity between your computer and our servers. Running a pathping is a great way to discover connection issues that may not show up in other latency tests.

1. On your Start Menu  click Run.

2. Type cmd and click OK.

3. On your cmd type: 

            for gwhs-01:            pathping

            for gwhs-02:            pathping

            for gwhs-stg01:       pathping

            for gwhs-stg02:       pathping

    and hit Enter.

4. Allow several minutes for the pathping to complete.


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