The first thing you need to do is open up the Command Prompt on Windows or Terminal if you’re using a Mac.
Opening Command Prompt on Windows
• Click the start button, type ‘CMD’ then press enter
• Your best match is usually the ‘Command Prompt’, if should look something like this:
Opening Terminal on Mac
- Click Finder then navigate to the ‘Other’ folder using the default Mac settings
- In your Other folder you should see an Application called ‘Terminal’, when opened it should look something like this:
Using either Command Prompt or Terminal enter the following command:
Replacing 188.8.131.52 with your servers IP address
Upon a successful ping you will be left with 4 consecutive packets of data and their return information. On windows it will look something like this:
It will round up working out the minimum, maximum and average response times in milli-seconds.