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hi there everyone, how you all doing? does anyone know how i can ping my laptop? i think im getting very slow speeds over my wireless network, and ive been told if i ping the laptop i can see if theres any problems. i used to know how to do it years ago, but i cant remember now, and the OS has changed a lot lol. also, what is a good figure for the ping result? ive got a netgear router ( free from AOL) and both the pc and the laptop are on vista. cheers everyone
    
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What's the laptop's IP address? Open up a command line and type: ipconfig.


With that information, open up a command line prompt on another PC and try either:
1) tracert [laptop IP]
2) ping [laptop IP]
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Originally Posted by hollandrob81 View Post
hi there everyone, how you all doing? does anyone know how i can ping my laptop? i think im getting very slow speeds over my wireless network, and ive been told if i ping the laptop i can see if theres any problems. i used to know how to do it years ago, but i cant remember now, and the OS has changed a lot lol. also, what is a good figure for the ping result? ive got a netgear router ( free from AOL) and both the pc and the laptop are on vista. cheers everyone
Ok, very simple, click on start then click on Run, once run is up type in cmd, a cmd windwill open up ok, find out what your laptop local ip is, once you know the ip for it, go into the cmd window and type in ping iphere.

I just did it with mine to make sure and here are the results, I pinged my wireless laptop from my sig rig below.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\\Documents and Settings\\Admin>ping 192.168.1.148

Pinging 192.168.1.148 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.1.148: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=
Reply from 192.168.1.148: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=
Reply from 192.168.1.148: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=
Reply from 192.168.1.148: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=

Ping statistics for 192.168.1.148:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 3ms, Average = 1ms
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Pinging the laptop is only going to give you the latency, not any info on the speed. I'd run speedtest if your internet speed is what you think is slow.
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Pinging the laptop is only going to give you the latency, not any info on the speed. I'd run speedtest if your internet speed is what you think is slow.
It can be useful for drop packets though. Use this for testing Internet speeds since it has quality of service, jitter, and packet loss tests: http://myspeed.visualware.com/voip/

Also, try a PC-to-PC file transfer.
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This depends on if your talking about network speed or internet speed ?Try using the ping test as suggested(DuckieHo)- (if network speed)- the ping will verify if there is a lag in your wireless connection meaning slower speeds, lower average ms numbers are better, I get 1ms wired and 2ms wirless. Plus look to see if you can update your firmware for the router or drivers for your wireless card.If you mean internet speed then try the methods suggest also.
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