How to Connect Ping to Facebook

by Sharon Harp

The "ping" command is a small utility that makes a temporary connection from your computer to a remote computer that you are pinging. This connection sends a packet from your computer to the remote computer, and the remote computer -- if it is online -- sends a packet back. Your computer measures the time it took to receive a message back from the remote computer and displays that information, along with whether or not it actually got a response or not.

Click the "Start" menu, then click on "All Programs" and "Accessories."

Open the "Command Prompt" program.

Type "ping" in the command prompt.

Press "Enter."

About the Author

Sharon Harp has worked as a campus newspaper journalist and a freelance writer since 2002. She currently writes for various websites. Harp holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from the California Institute of Technology.

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