Hello. Thanks for visiting.

Have questions about Server Intellect?

I'm here to help.

Call us toll free at 1-855-850-HOST(4678)

Coupon code copied
Server Intellect
(855) 850-HOST

Toll Free 24/7/365        (4678)

Get help from a Microsoft Certified Engineer.

Intellect Connect

Technical problem with your Windows Hosting?

Let our Microsoft Certified experts handle the problem for you.
Chat Now

How to Run an Infinite Ping

The ‘ping’ command in Windows Server is a tool used in checking to see if a specific domain name or IP address is responsive by attempting to send it four very small packets of data, measuring the amount of time in milliseconds it takes the packet to reach the address. If the data is received, the ping is successful. If it is not, it will time out.

By default, the ‘ping’ command will only send four packets. However, the ‘ping’ command can be used to send an infinite number of these small packets to the IP address. It is useful in such cases where a server is being rebooted, and you wish to ensure the server restarts correctly.

Step 1

To run an infinite ping, first open the MS-DOS Command Prompt, by navigating to ‘Start‘ and clicking ‘Run‘.

kb-global-start-run

Step 2

Once the ‘Run‘ window is open, type ‘CMD‘, and press Enter. You will then be at a Command Prompt.

kb-global-cmd

Step 3

Next, type in the following command, where [IP address] is the address you wish to ping, and press Enter:

ping [IP address] -t

kb-infinite-ping-2

Having Problems with Windows Server?

Try our troubleshooting service

  • Microsoft Certified Engineers
  • Remote Log-in to Your Servers
  • End-to-End Troubleshooting

Our Certified Technicians have been supporting Microsoft® products for well over a decade.

Tell us where you are getting stuck

Get Help Now!

Having Trouble Solving This Problem?

Let our Microsoft® Certified Engineers fix it for you.
Just $50.00 one time fee.

Having Trouble Implementing This Solution?

Why not let our Microsoft® Certified Engineers do it for you.
Just $50.00 one time fee.

Request Immediate Expert Help

Step 4

Once entered, the prompt will then endlessly ping the IP address or domain name until the command is stopped by holding down the ‘Control’ key and pressing ‘C‘. You can also stop the ping by closing the DOS prompt window.

kb-infinite-ping-1

Interested in letting our experts solve your IT problems for you?
Get a free, no-obligations consultation with one of our experts today!

Call us at (855) 850-HOST

Chat Now

Start Your Order

X

This form does not accept free e-mail accounts. Please enter a business e-mail to submit it.

Submit Form Cancel

Please wait...

Submitting your info. This may take less than a minute.