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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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

Open the "Command Prompt" program.

Step 3

Type "ping facebook.com" in the command prompt.

Press "Enter."

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