a. Enter Hostname or IP — Enter the IP address, DNS-registered host name, or WINS-registered
host name of the target to be pinged.
b. Data area — Displays ping response messages. The ping command sends one echo request per
second, calculates round trip times and packet loss statistics, and displays a brief summary upon
completing the calculation.
c. Start — Executes the ping command. If the host is operational and on the network, it responds to
the echo request. By default, echo requests are sent until interrupted by clicking Stop.
d. Stop — Terminates the ping request and leaves the Ping dialog box open, so you can read the
summary posted in the data area.