suede wrote:what is ping
'ping' is a tool on your computer. It can be used to see if a server is working. The ping program will send a request to the server, and (usually) the server sends a reply. You can see for yourself:
If you have windows 98/95/ME, press the start button and click 'run.' A box should pop up. Inside the box, type "command" and press <ENTER>. A mostly-black window should pop up. Type "ping google.com" and press <ENTER>.
If you have windows nt/2k/xp, do the same as above, except type "cmd" into the run box instead of "command"