Pinging a Web address is a process that will send packets of information to the Web address. The Web address then responds and acknowledges that it received the ping, sending a message back to the original ping source. Pinging is used to verify if a Web address is connected to the Internet and how fast it is processing incoming data requests.
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Click on the Start Menu and click "Run."
Type "command" or "cmd" into the Run box and click "OK" to run the Windows Command Prompt.
View the results of the ping. Enter another Web address and press Enter to ping again, or type "Exit" and press Enter to exit the command prompt.
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