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.
Because ping is the speed at which information is sent and received, factoring in packet loss, lower numbers are always better. Ping varies based on many factors, so while an ideal ping might be 5 milliseconds, an acceptable ping could be 15, 20 or could even spike into the hundreds.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 >
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 >
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