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An alternative, somewhat automated way to accomplish the following is posted at the bottom of this FAQ.

Ping is generally done from a command prompt. From Windows, click start/run then type in cmd /k ping /? and you'll get this list of the available options.



You can incorporate the options into the command line. For example to ping google.com 100 times, you would click start run and enter:

cmd /k ping google.com /n 100
(then press enter). Your results will start off looking like this:



and when completed will look like this:



To copy this information to clipboard for pasting elsewhere, just right click in the window, and from the pop-up menu click select all, then press enter on the keyboard. The information is now on your clipboard and can be pasted into a text file or post. If you do not want the entire contents of the window, you can click mark instead of select all, then click and drag across the portion you want to copy. While the desired content is highlighted, press the enter key. Now the selected text is on the clipboard.



The paste will look similar to this:

Pinging google.com [216.239.37.99] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=53ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=55ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=53ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=53ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=49ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=66ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=81ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=68ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=53ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=236
Reply from 216.239.37.99: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=236

Ping statistics for 216.239.37.99:
Packets: Sent = 100, Received = 100, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 49ms, Maximum = 81ms, Average = 51ms

C:\>




As an alternative, you can click Start/Run and enter cmd /k ping charter.net -n 100 and press enter or click OK.

To copy the result, right click in the window and from the pop-up menu click select all and press enter on the keyboard. The contents are now on the clipboard and can be pasted into a post or any application that will accept text. If you do not want the entire contents of the window, you can click mark instead of select all, then click and drag across the portion you want to copy. While the desired content is highlighted, press the enter key. Now the selected text is on the clipboard.

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • very nice .thanks

    2009-11-06 07:40:40



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last modified: 2006-01-12 08:21:40