What are some reliable ping tests you know?

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Recommend me some solutions, please. Not Speedtest net...
asked Nov 21, 2017 in General by Fronman (1,820 points)

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Hi there,

To check the speed of your connection you can run a trace route or ping test.

WHAT IS A TRACE ROUTE?
A traceroute uses a network trick to see how your data travels across the world.  When things are working well, then packets travel quickly, and each hop along the way takes just a little bit longer than the one before it.  When the links are full of other traffic, then getting to the part where you get a reply for the packet you sent takes longer.  

If you read it carefully, traceroute can show you things like:

  • intermittent quality problems
  • link congestion causing latency
  • problems with your home network
  • problems with the telkom ADSL cloud
  • problems with local and international connectivity
  • problems afecting one network and not another

For home networks, your first hop should be really quick (under 1 millisecond for LAN, under 4ms for wireless). 
The second hop over ADSL is generally 20 to 40 ms of additional lag (latency). 
If your line is busy, this can go really high (e.g. 500ms) which is a sign that your line is too busy. 
When there are little stars around, it says that you are losing packets 

When the latency changes wildly it means that things are not stable -eg: lots of traffic, or noise

WHAT IS A PING TEST?
A ping test is a method of checking if the computer is connected to a network. It determines the latency or delay between two computers. It is used to ensure that a host computer which your computer tries to access is operating. A ping test is run for troubleshooting to know connectivity as well as response time.

How to Perform a Traceroute on Windows

  • Open the Start menu.
  • Click on Run.
  • Type cmd and then press the OK button to open a command prompt.
  • At the prompt, type tracert www.afrihost.com and press the Enter key.

To copy the traceroute from the command prompt, please right-click on the MS-DOS window and choose Mark.

Then select the text with your mouse and right-click or press Enter on your keyboard to save the marked text to your clipboard.

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How to Perform a Ping on Windows

  • Open the Start menu.
  • Click on Run.
  • Type cmd and then press the OK button to open a command prompt.
  • At the prompt, type ping www.afrihost.com and press the Enter key.

To copy the Ping from the prompt, please right-click on the MS-DOS window and choose Mark.

Then select the text with your mouse and right-click or press Enter on your keyboard to save the marked text to your clipboard.

Then you can paste it by pressing Ctrl+V into a text file or your email client.

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How to Perform a Traceroute on Mac OS X

  • Launch Network Utility.
  • Click Traceroute.
  • Enter www.afrihost.com
  • Click Trace.
  • Select and copy the results.
  • Paste the text into a text editor (TextEdit, etc.) and save the file.

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How to Perform a Ping on Mac OS X

  • Launch Network Utility.
  • Click Ping.
  • Enter www.afrihost.com
  • Click Ping.
  • Select and copy the results. ...
  • Paste the text into a text editor (TextEdit, etc.) and save the file.

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I’ll also need to know what your public IP is at the time of the tests.

You can find this IP by browsing this site: https://support.afrihost.com/ip/

Your public facing IP will be displayed in more or less the centre of the page, after the text: z Your IP Address is:

 

For further assistance please visit client zone: https://clientzone.afrihost.com
and see our FAQ page: http://faq.afrihost.com

Thank you

answered Nov 21, 2017 by AfriDazzil (38,490 points)
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Take a look at the solution from http://www.meter.net/ping-test/ I think you will like how it works. It is a simple tool but it will totally do the trick for you. Hope it was helpful, good luck ;)

answered Nov 27, 2017 by laslofrederick (1,050 points)
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