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DoctorPing

For the time being, Dr.Ping is offline due to too many servers no longer being pingable. Hopefully a new version will be out in the future.

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Edit:

Dr.Ping is now available.

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • Dr. Ping now available again - - yes. But useful - - no. It still has far too many servers no longer being pingable, resulting in no results. Thus, it should either be updated to functionality - - or simply tossed.

    2011-09-06 17:40:05 (dwlamborg See Profile)



by Pinan See Profile edited by JMGullett See Profile
last modified: 2007-05-02 10:49:41

This downloadable Windows-based program "pings" various routers on the Internet, external to dslreports.com, to get a fairly accurate reading of your average "ping" time.
The lower the value (response time in milliseconds), the quicker your packets reach their destination.

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • most simple direct explanation i have read. i cant use this but thanks. yes, i have several degrees, incl phd but too many write with lots of fog........

    2009-05-02 04:07:01



by lev See Profile edited by JMGullett See Profile
last modified: 2007-05-02 10:50:35

A more detailed, thorough explanation of the features of Dr. Ping, as well as a link to the program, can be found here.

Another way to locate the Dr. Ping page:

From the navigation bar on the left side of the page, click on "Tools" - "DoctorPing (windows executable)" on the table.

by Mike See Profile edited by JMGullett See Profile
last modified: 2007-05-02 10:51:30

No. Dr. Ping does not store or send your private information or usage habits to DSLreports. The only thing it does store is your best result for display on a page basically for bragging rights (that is, if you make it) and to display which customers on which ISPs are getting low pings.

by Snake Eyes$ See Profile edited by JMGullett See Profile
last modified: 2007-05-02 10:52:19

Dr. Ping's list of routers are old and could be updated. Some ISPs / backbones could have changed the DNS or IPs, made themselves unpingable or, in some cases, done a bellyup.com and are no longer available.

The good thing is Dr. Ping's results will put you in the general ballpark of your average latency.

by Mike See Profile
last modified: 2007-10-29 19:52:13

Doctorping.exe is just a program -- no installer was necessary. You can remove it by simply deleting the file. If your Windows PC tells you the "file is busy" or you get some other error message, then quit the program first, or reboot if you are unsure how to find and quit programs.

Then, just delete the file. (Use Start .. Search .. doctorping.exe on your entire C: or whatever drive, if you have lost where you placed the program.) Last, select the icon using the RIGHT button and find DELETE on the menu that pops up.

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • Dr. Ping should be able to download a list of known good IPs to use for pinging, to eliminate the problem of "there are a few dozen unpingables". I had this result: "Sorry, 119 pings gave errors or timeouts. 63 from 103 IPs were reachable. - no record will be made". Overall the Line Quality test showed my test was good with 0% packet loss from the East and West coasts, so should I presume that Dr. Ping is really standing on rickety legs here? If so, what's the point? It would be so easy to improve it to eliminate this "stale IP list" problem.

    2010-04-22 10:51:19 (Igore See Profile)



edited by JMGullett See Profile
last modified: 2007-05-02 10:55:48