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About Online Ping Website Tool

The tool is used to PING ( send an ICMP ECHO_REQUEST ) to a website or IP address and measures the time it takes for the ping reply to arrive. The results are displayed in milliseconds. This tool has been tested on all major platforms including Windows, Linux, Unix, and Minicomputers like Raspberry PI & Beagle Bone Black.


Tool Description

Tool Background: Network programming is one of the key components that should be mastered by any computer science graduate which will help them land their first job without much hassle. Tools like this Ping tool enables us to understand how TCP/IP works under the hood even when using higher-level API's provided by operating system vendors. I have written this simple ping utility in C Programming Language and shared it here because I believe that knowing how to program in C will help solve problems faster.


This ping tool is also available for Android mobile users in the play store. This Android Mobile app called Network Utilities has all the features of this Network Programming language Ping Tool Project at your fingertips when you are on go! You can click here to Download this App FREE.

Background Math: Every computer network uses Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) which enables different computers to connect to each other regardless of their hardware, operating system software, or physical connection type. The packets transmitted over the internet are routed via the IP address which instructs routers where data should be sent using a routing table maintained by an Internet Service Provider (ISP). Every router has a routing table with a list of possible destinations. If the destination IP address is not present in the routing table, the packet is sent to a default gateway for further processing. The network protocol used to communicate on the Internet between computers at routers and servers is called TCP (Transmission Control Protocol), which guarantees delivery of data from sender to receiver with error-free packets, by using three primary techniques: Acknowledgement, Flow Control, and Error Correction. In order to guarantee correct delivery of the data as it was sent by the sender, each transmitted data packet also contains a sequence number as well as an acknowledgment number so that any missing or damaged packets can be detected and retransmitted again. The Ping tool uses this technique to infer if a particular website is reachable and if it has any network problems. To know more about TCP/IP and Internet Protocol Suite, click here


Network Programming Language: Whenever you are in need of testing or measuring how your computer will perform when connected to a Network, there are plenty of free online Network Emulators available for this purpose. However, since these emulators run in the Browser they may not be ideal for Network performance testing because the browser adds additional overhead which can skew test results. Therefore, You should use an Operating System-level tool or utility to test out your application before actually deploying it in a production environment. I have compiled a list of 15 Free Network Programming Tools & Servers to help you build high-speed networking applications without spending too much time or effort. You can click here to view the list.

Performance Comparison: To compare the relative speeds of Internet connections an ISP provides, ISPs use a tool called Speed Test to measure how fast data moves from one point to another within their network. The speed test is useful for comparing real-world performance before signing up with an ISP or switching providers. This online speed testing tool determines Time to First Byte (TTFB) by sending a small amount of data from your browser directly back to your computer without it being routed through any servers on the internet. For detailed information about how this ping command works, you should read How does Ping Work? If you are in need of building high-performance networking then you should check out the List Of Networking Tools to Get Started.


Ping Command Usage: To ping a website or IP address, open the Windows Command Prompt by clicking the Start Button and typing cmd in the search text box. Once you get the list of results click on cmd.exe which will open up the command prompt window. Now type ping (Here, is my favorite website) in the command prompt window, then press Enter to see how fast your connection with Google servers is. If you are not sure about how to use this tool please check out How does Ping Works? for detailed information on how it works.


If everything went well without any network problems, you should see something similar to the below image: Length = 48 hops, Number of Bytes = Sent = 40, Received = 0. Since you are not able to receive any data from the server, the Ping command will time out after waiting for a certain period of time since there are no network problems with your ISP or your Local Network Switch/Hub. So, in order to avoid timing out while pinging Google servers, open one browser window in which you want to check and open another browser window in which you need to use the ping tool. This way if one browser times out, then another browser window will continue working until it also gets timed out eventually.

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