Considering the high demand for a blazing-fast internet connection nowadays, it has become quite important whether your network is working properly or not. If you have been facing issues with your internet connection lately, then know that you have landed on the right page looking for a solution.
Here, we’ll provide you with the safest option to resolve your network issues. And that is, by using the Ping command. By using the Ping command, you can easily determine the source of the network issue.
So, without any further ado, let’s get down to it, shall we?
How to Ping an IP Address from Your Computer
Trust us, doing a ping test from your PC isn’t that big of a deal. All you need to do is, open the Command prompt app and follow the steps given below:
- Firstly, see whether your Netgear WiFi router is powered on.
- Then, connect the WiFi router with the existing modem.
- Also, make sure that your router is connected to the computer.
- Once ensured, switch on your PC and press the Windows key on the keyboard.
- Type cmd in the search bar and press the Enter key.
- In the search results, you will find the Command Prompt application.
- Click on it and wait for the application to open.
Note: The Command Prompt window is much different than usual windows. It has a black background and gives out a dull feeling with white text on it.
- Type ‘ping’ in the given space and type 192.168.1.2 to test your connection.
- Press the Enter key on your keyboard to proceed further.
- Now, follow the on-screen instructions.
Congratulations. You have successfully pinged an IP address from your computer.
Make sure that the IP address you’re typing is correct. In order words, don’t type 192.168.1.2 if the default IP of your router is actually 192.168.1.1.
For those of you who are wondering how to be sure of the default IP address, refer to the Netgear manual along with your WiFi device. Once you’ve ensured that your IP is correct, type ping 192.168.1.1 in the given space and hit Enter.
In case you get stuck at any point while trying to ping the IP address of your router from your PC, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with our highly experienced experts. They are available 24/7 to answer all your queries. So, feel free to drop by the comments section.
How to Ping an IP Address from a Mac Device
Like your PC, Mac devices use its ‘Terminal’ application to take care of text commands. Thus, if you are looking for a way to ping an IP address using a Mac device, walk through the instructions mentioned below:
- Switch on your Mac device and open Finder.
- On the top left menu, click on the ‘Applications’ button.
- In case you can’t see the option, press Command and ‘A’ keys at same time.
- Next, double click on the Terminal app.
- Once the app gets opened, ping 192.168.1.1.
- Press the Enter key on your keyboard.
- To end the test, press Control and ‘C’ at the same time.
That’s it. This is how you ping an IP address from a Mac device. In case of any doubts or queries, don’t mind dropping in the comments section below.
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