Ping Command (Network Printer Basics)
Ping is a computer network tool used to test whether a particular host is reachable across an IP network; it is also used to self test the network interface card of the computer, or as a speed test. The ping command is used to find out if a network device is available in the network over TCP/IP or not. Especially because of the independence of the installed printer driver it is may be helpful if printer problems appears. The word ping is also frequently used as a verb or noun, where it can refer directly to the round-trip time, the act of running a ping program or measuring the round-trip time.
- Go to Start Menu
- Click “Run”
- Type “CMD” in the dialogue box
It will open Command Prompt windows. In the DOS window, typ
- Open a window on your UNIX box.
- In the window, type: ping IP address of the printer and press Enter.(For example: ping 10.66.0.2