Ping

The Ping Modern UI app for Windows 8 provides a way for you to test the TCP/IP connection quality between your PC and the servers you are connecting to. The Ping app will test your connection regardless if it is to a Local Area Network (LAN) or the Internet.

Testing your TCP/IP connection provides a way for you to debug any connectivity issues that occur with during a TCP session. TCP/IP stands for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol and is a basic communication language used for private networks and the Internet. The Transmission Control Protocol oversees the assembly of the file into smaller packets and the Internet Protocol handles the address part of each packet to ensure it is transmitted to the proper destination.

The Ping app for Windows 8 provides a way for you to test the above process to detect any problems with TCP traffic on the network. The process that Ping uses to test a TCP/IP is very different from using Internet Control Message Protocol which responds by sending error messages that inform you when a connection cannot be established.

Very often the ICMP connection is blocked by firewall applications and the Ping app gets around this issue by actually establishing a TCP/IP connection. Once the app establishes the connection with either the local server or the Internet it measures the percentage of packet loss and the amount of round-trip time. The measurement is accurate down to 0.01 milliseconds.

Once the measurement is determined, you can view the status of the connection on the Ping app interface. When you access the Ping interface you can determine the connection to search engines as well as individual websites. The measurements include the percentage of connection success and the minimum, average, and maximum TCP packet measurements in milliseconds. The measurements are displayed in numeric form and in a graph illustration.

Ping is delivered in five different languages including English, Chinese, French, German, and Japanese and has a download file size of 94KB. Ping supports the x86, x64, and ARM platforms.

Click here for Ping technical support.

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