Posts Tagged ‘host name’

Ping Info View – Ping Multiple Host Names and IP Addresses

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Keep in mind that this is freeware, but it still sounds like a potentially useful tool for diagnosing connection problems …

One of the easiest ways of checking whether a host is responding or not is to send a ping to the host name or IP address. It is possible to ping local and remote servers, and it usually takes less than a second to get a response. A ping is therefor a first step in diagnosing if a host is connected to the local network or the Internet.

And if the ping fails, other tools like tracert are there to provide deeper information on the connection issue.