Pinging the Default Gateway

January 16, 2010 at 08:28:33
Specs: Windows 7
If I'm pinging my gateway for an hour to detect any drops in connection, what time / speed would constitute as a drop? The longest time i've received so far has been 14ms. most are 1ms, but a good number of 5's and 3's mixed in there

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#1
January 16, 2010 at 09:44:04
Request timed out would mean a drop out. Anything else, regardless of how long it took would mean the connection is there.

Which gateway are you pinging?

If you are behind a router and you are pinging the Default Gateway then you are not achieving much as all you are pinging is you router.

If you are pinging the ISP's gateway to the Internet then that would be fine.

However I suspect your ISP would likely get a bit angry having someone constantly pinging them for an hour, it could be construed as a DoS attack.

Stuart


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#2
January 16, 2010 at 09:59:07
I'm at college so I just plug right into the wall

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#3
January 16, 2010 at 10:24:27
What is the IP address? Is it a private address or a public address.

If you got this address by doing ipconfig /all then it is almost certainly a private address which means you are only pinging the colleges router which isn't really proving anything other than the fact that you have a connection to the colleges router.

The variation in timings you are getting will be down to activity on the network by other students.

Stuart


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#4
January 16, 2010 at 10:51:11
Ah, gotcha. Thanks! It's a huge college, so I think the network is fine, I'm using a new ethernet so I just wanted to see my personal speed to the network. I'm still using it and the problems gone, So I think you're right and it was just a busy time. Thanks a bunch

Jake


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