Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How to Monitor your Internet Connection uptime by your own

How to Monitor your Internet Connection uptime ?
Some times you can see that your you tube video suddenly having loading icon ,and then after 5-10 second its going normal, or hang your web web in the middle of loading. There can be two reason , may be the web site issue or the next is your internet connection. 99% the issue will be with your internet connection. Instead of calling the help desk ( Help Less Desk :) ) you can have a look from your side and you can suggest them what is happening. So what we need to do . We need to ping to some ip or some trusted web sites such as google, yahoo  etc. When pinging , if there is a time out some time for 2-3 seconds, there the signal that you are receiving is disconnecting. 
What is a Ping ?
From WikiPedia : Ping is a computer network administration utility used to test the reachability of a host on an Internet Protocol (IP) network and to measure the round-trip time for messages sent from the originating host to a destination computer. The name comes from active sonar terminology which sends a pulse of sound and listens for the echo to detect objects underwater

So how to test this
Option 1 
Take the command prompt ( Take Run , then type  cmd and Enter)
Type ping google.com -t    or you can type   ping google.com -t   in the Run window itself and press enter
Option 2 
Press Window Key + R  => you will get the run window.
Type   ping google.com -t   and press enter