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Ping Test Tool

IPAddress.com built a free ping test tool that you can use below. Simply enter an IP address, domain, or hostname in the search box and click the ping button to test if your location can reach the target you enter successfully. Click the reset button to start a new search using our online ping test tool.

By pinging, you measure the minimum time needed to send the smallest amount of data possible over a network to receive response. A ping is a computer networking term that describes the ability to send a message from one location in a network to another. In the case of online use, a ping test is used to test a IP address, domain, or hostname from your location to another location on the Internet. A ping test is used to determine if your computer using a web browser is able to talk with another server or website for example. An example of this could be pinging one of Fortnite's gaming server IP addresses.

Latency is provided in a ping test. Latency is the time it takes to receive a reply from a IP address or domain that you test from your location. The longer the time it takes then the higher the latency or delay in response. Ping tests are used to troubleshoot connectivity problems to websites or servers mostly. Ping tests are very helpful to network administrators and online gamers.

The results of a ping test will depend on the quality of the sending and receiving Internet connection and the distance between the pings. Results can vary during the time of day also. Results from using a ping test shows the measurement as "ms units" whereas 1000 milliseconds is equal to 1 second.

Example values for a wired cable Internet connection are between 5ms to 20ms and modern wireless networks can reach close to 30ms. Compared to a mobile connection, ping test results sometimes exceed 100ms due to a lower amount of available bandwidth from service providers. Gamers playing games like Fortnite may want to test their ping if they are having problems with latency or "lag" in the online game.

Do you want to continue testing? Try our Internet speed test for bandwidth and find out even more about your connection.

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