Ping monitoring programs are currently used to Calculate the time it takes for a host to connect to the Internet. In general, Ping is the calculation of the time it takes for a packet to complete its journey, from sender to receiver and vice versa, as well as reporting other statistics. In this way, it can be defined as the time expressed in milliseconds that a request that we send to a certain server takes. Thus, the longer the response time, the greater the delay we will get.
Ping, the Command Prompt tool in Windows 10
The Command Prompt utility that is included by default in Windows 10, a network diagnostic tool called Ping, capable of providing information on the quality of the network connection between two computers. Can be run from CMD using the IP address or host name of the target computer. This command will be in charge of providing us with the response time in milliseconds and the validity period of the ICMP packets.
Among the different statistics that the ping command offers us, there is the number of packets sent, received and lost, as well as their latency. Latency should generally be less than 100 milliseconds to be considered normal. In the event that our Internet connection fails, it will show us a message that indicates “Timeout for this request”.
To run it, just type “command prompt” in the Start menu search engine and run it as administrator. Once inside we can write Ping followed by the website (for example, www.softzone.es) to check the connection status between our router and the website we choose.
Free programs to ping Windows
Next, we are going to show you a series of free programs that we will use to ping to know the latency of our connection.
PingoMeter, simple and consumes few resources
It is a free and open source application, with which we can quickly and easily know the ping of our connection. The program is located from the system tray and will proceed to ping a certain address continuously to show us what our latency is at all times. Once the ping is successful, a line will appear in its icon with a graphic shape that represents the value of the ping. It is a fairly discreet software, which offers us different customizer options and is easy to configure. In addition, it is portable and consumes very few resources from our system.
PingoMeter is a free and open source program that we can download directly from your space on GitHub.
GUI ping, perform various pings to different websites
We are facing a free and open source application, through which we will be able to make several pings at the same time to different websites from the same interface. Its objective is to carry out pings simultaneously to show us the results in real time. This will be done both in text format and in the form of a graph that is easy to read and understand. It has an intuitive and easy-to-navigate interface from where all the available options are displayed. You can enter an IP address and ask the application to take care of resolving IP addresses to host name. You can also specify the waiting time expressed in milliseconds, the number of echo requests, the size of the buffer and the time to live.
We can download Ping GUI for free from this link.
ManageEngine Free Ping Tool, controls ping and latency to websites and servers
We are talking about a basic diagnostic tool that is responsible for monitoring our ping and latency at all times. For this, it boasts an easy-to-use interface where we will find minimal functions to ping websites, servers and other network devices continuously. We can get a graphical view of the round trip time, perform DNS lookups of websites, monitor the response time of the websites and save all the information about the performance reports in real time or send them by email. It is ideal if we want to find central metrics that include round-trip time, number of hops, HTTP execution report, and percentage of packet loss.
If we want to try ManageEngine Free Ping Tool, we can download it for free from its website.
PingInfoView, ping hosts and IP addresses
This small utility will allow us to easily ping several host names and IP addresses, being able to see the final result in a table. The program will automatically ping all hosts based on the number of seconds we specify, showing us the number of successful and failed pings, as well as the average execution time of each ping. With it we can ping unlimited IP addresses and host names, being able to save the result as HTML, XML and text, or copy it to the Windows clipboard. Perhaps, it lacks additional functions that we can find in other applications, but it is still an interesting tool for monitoring pings.
PingInfoView is a completely free program that we can download from here.
vmPing, performs standard ping and TCP ports
This is a graphical ping utility with which it is possible to monitor multiple hosts. We can use it to add and remove a large number of host monitors, and each monitor is dynamically resized from the application window. It has color coding that will allow us to know at a glance the status of each host. Along with standard ICMP pings, we can also perform a TCP port ping, where the application continuously connects to a specific port, showing whether the port is open or not. In addition, it includes a tracking utility and a stress tester.
vmPing is a free, open source, portable program that we can download directly from this link.
EMCO Ping Monitor, automatically pings network hosts
We are talking about a program specially designed to automatically ping network hosts in order to detect interruptions and poor connection quality problems. It does this by using ICMP pings to detect the up and down status of monitored hosts and estimates connection quality in real time based on packet loss, latency, and jitter metrics. This powerful tool is responsible for storing the information of each ping and allows us to obtain detailed statistics of any host during any historical period, such as a list of interruptions, latency deviation, average latency, percentage of uptime, etc. The program allows you to find hosts with different characteristics and the possibility of navigating to them to obtain detailed information.
EMCO Ping Monitor has a free version that we can download from its website. If we want to take advantage of all its options, we must resort to its paid versions, especially aimed at companies, which start at $ 199.
Network Pinger, has network administration tools
This program includes different tools with which to work in the administration of networks or systems. It has a massive and powerful ping tool with navigation automation with which to dynamically extract hosts from web pages or files. It also has other types of tools not only related to networks but also to systems. This application allows users the possibility to configure it to automatically connect to a web page and download the data after submitting the form. Hosts can be extracted from text or HTML tables and populated with these hosts and data for the user to initiate bulk pings later, with a simple mouse click.
Network Pinger is a free program that we can download from its website.