PING stands for Packet Internet Network Groper. PING is a technical term that means to check on the status of another computer or another device to see if it's online. A PING will inform you if the two devices are 'talking' to each other over the users network.
Click on Windows search bar
Type CMD into the search bar
Click on the Command Prompt app
This will open the CMD window
Type PING and key in the device IP you are trying to communicate with over the network.
(Note: Our example IP 184.108.40.206 is the web IP address for Google.Com)
The fields you will want to make note of are the Ping Statistics:
Packets sent - A packet is a small amount of data sent over a network, such as a LAN or the Internet.
Packets Received - The data received as a response.
Lost - No data response
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds - Ping amounts of 100 ms and below are average for most broadband connections.
< 20 ms = Exceptional
< 50 ms = Very Good
< 100 ms = Average
150 ms or higher = Undesirable and needs attention from the network administrator.