Enter any domain name, or host ip address you would like to perform a Ping to. (i.e. google.com or 188.8.131.52)
Ping is a computer network tool used to test whether a particular host is reachable across an IP network.
Ping is also used to self test the network interface card of the computer. It works by sending ICMP “echo request” packets to the target host and listening for ICMP “echo response” replies. Ping estimates the round-trip time, generally in milliseconds, and records any packet loss, and prints a statistical summary when finished.
The usefulness of ping in assisting the "diagnosis" of Internet connectivity issues was impaired from late in 2003, when a number of Internet Service Providers filtered out ICMP Type 8 (echo request) messages at their network boundaries.
The w3dt ping tool is based off the unix/linux command "PING". known as a Packet InterNet Grouper