It is not possible to directly ping a Mac address. However, it is possible to get the IP address from a Mac address using the "ARP command" in Windows, and that IP address can be pinged.Know More
Click on the Start button, and click Run. Type "cmd" in the text box, and press Enter. This opens a DOS command prompt window.
Type "arp" in the command prompt, and hit Enter. This provides a list of all available commands that can be used with the arp command. Type "arp -a" in the command prompt. This gives a list of all the Mac addresses and their associated IP addresses.
Locate the specific Mac address from the list provided by the command prompt. The Mac addresses are listed on the second column under the "physical address" title with their associated IP addresses listed in the first column.
Once the IP address is found, ping that IP address by typing "ping" and the IP address in the command prompt window. For example, if an IP address is 192.168.56.1, type "ping 192.168.56.1" to ping the command.
A high ping results when one or more parts of the connection between the computer and the server is slow. However, connecting to a server in distant location can also cause a high ping. Sometimes, firewalls can cause high ping.Full Answer >
A ping essentially tells a user how effectively data is being transferred to an address without errors, and there are a number of causes for high ping including automatic updates, downloading and any programs that require a constant online connection can contribute to high ping. Additionally, distance from the nearest telephone exchange, as well as the connection infrastructure can also have an impact.Full Answer >
In networking, the term MAC refers to a media access control address. The MAC address is used as a unique identifier for network adapter on a computer.Full Answer >
To delete cookies on a Mac, open the Safari Web browser. From the Tools menu, select Preferences, and from the pop-up window, click the Privacy tab. Once at the Privacy settings, you can delete all the cookies at once or select individual cookies to delete. To remove cookies all at once, click the Remove All Website Data button. To remove cookies individually, click Details, then click on the individual cookies you want to delete, and click Remove. When you have finished removing the cookies, click Done.Full Answer >