MacOS: Use "Ping" to test connection between two computers.

"Ping" tests if a computer is connected to a network. "Ping" also 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. Two MacOS applications to execute a "ping" test - Network Utility, Terminal command.

Step-by-Step

Use MacOS Network Utility app to test ping:

  1. Open Network Utility (located in Applications > Utilities, or start typing “network utility” in Spotlight).
  2. Click Ping.
  3. Fill out the “Enter the network that you want to ping” field. You can enter the IP address or web URL, e.g. 81.200.64.50 or www.bbc.uk.com.
  4. Click Ping.

Use MacOS Terminal app to test ping:

  1. Open Terminal window (located in Applications > Utilities, or start typing “terminal” in Spotlight).
  2. Enter “ping” followed by the IP address or web address. To Ping the BBC enter ping 81.200.64.50 or ping www.bbc.co.uk.
  3. Press Return.
  4. Press Ctrl + C to quit the Terminal ping test process.

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Tue 3/5/19 10:09 AM
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