1. Open notepad and jot down ping -t 18.104.22.168. Close and rename it as *.bat file. This is the IP address* of Google.
2. Send shortcut to your Desktop.Change icon(Optional).
Note: Don’t use IP address of Microsoft.com/Amazon.com, etc as they don’t respond to ping command.
For my broadband connection ‘Round Trip Propagation time’ of around 300-400ms(seen in snapshot above) indicates a fairly good connection speed. If you see reply from remote server, close the batch process.
*why use IP address? If the connection is not ok, the batch process will fail to execute if you simply write ping -t google.com, so you won’t be able to find the problem.