Saturday, May 16, 2009

Quickly ping Google/Yahoo to know your Connection Status.

1. Open notepad and jot down ping -t Close and rename it as *.bat file. This is the IP address* of Google.

2. Send shortcut to your Desktop.Change icon(Optional).   bat file   shortcut

Note: Don’t use IP address of, etc as they don’t respond to ping command.

ping   google

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, so you won’t be able to find the problem.

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