WHAT IS PING IN COMPUTER NETWORKS?

Ping

Ping is a protocol for checking of latency between two networks

Latency

It is response time or time required in networks to communicate with each other

Basically, a device sends data packets to server or another device and receives back the data packets

It is time taken for a data packet to travel round trip

Uses

  • Ping is used in checking internet speed test
  • used to check the speed of data transfer in networks
  • can be helpful for playing online game ping time should be minimum in case of online gaming
  • for an instant response from a website ping time should be minimum but in case of downloading ping does not matter much

How to check PING time in windows

  • run start and type cmd in the search bar
  • open command prompt and type PING<space>Website name
  • for example PING teachoutlet.com

 

 

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