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Ping is a computer network administration software utility used to test if a host on an Internet Protocol (IP) network is reachable, to measure the round-trip time for messages, or packets sent from the originating host to a destination computer and back, and whether or not any sent packets were lost in the process. The ping utility was authored by Mike Muuss in December 1983 as a tool to troubleshoot IP network problems. The ping test was named after the sound that sonar makes, since its methodology is similar to sonar echo location. A ping test is executed by sending Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request packets to the intended host. Then it waits for an ICMP echo reply. The results of a ping test consist of a statistical summary of the response packets received, including the minimum, maximum, and the mean round-trip times, and standard deviation of the mean. In case an error occurs during the ping test, the target host will respond with an ICMP error message, For example: "host unreachable" or "TTL exceeded in transit". Users administering a Ping test can determine the quality of an Internet connection. Ping tests can also serve as troubleshooting tools for considering and evaluating connection requirements for handling streaming music or video, online gaming, and voice services (VOIP). Ping test results can also tell the user the number of hops that lie between two computers. Additionally, an administrator can use Ping to test out host name resolution. If the packet bounces back when sent to the IP address but not when sent to the name, then the system is having a problem matching the name to the IP address. With certain browsing issues, individual DNS servers may be pinged, but not a web address. If this is the case, the computer user should try manually setting the DNS server. A ping test can be accomplished on Windows by opening the command prompt. Then the user should type ping followed by a space and finally a website, such as The IP address on the computer or the IP address of the default gateway can both also be pinged. After pressing the enter key, the ping test results will be displayed. If the ping command is not found or the command fails, you can use Event Viewer to check the System Log and look for problems reported by Setup or the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) service.