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[Tutorial] How to Ping a website from Android phone

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By DXP2, Account currently disabled on 25th April 2013, 09:14 PM
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I do a lot of things with network maintenance, diagnostics, and security on my PC. I found pinging a site to test my latency from my SG3 was useful, testing when/where I get the best latency on my mobile data network.

So without further a due, here is a short, simple but thorough tut



1.) Download "Android Terminal Emulator" by from the Play Store, there are apps dedicated for pinging specifically; however I like to use the terminal/cmd prompt whenever I can. Manual work seems to give me the results I am looking for and nothing extra! (Most of you probably already have the Terminal Emulator downloaded.)

Link to app on play.google.com:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...roidterm&hl=en

2) Open the terminal.
Type in the command: ping example.com
Note: example.com is a placeholder, insert any website you want to ping here.
If you do not want to ping the site infinitely, then...

Type the following command: ping -c4 example.com
-c being a counter and 4 being the number of times you want to send a ping packet to the server. Four is the default for the ping function from the Windows Command Prompt so if you are used to that, then use four.
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25th April 2013, 09:16 PM |#2  
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