Get To Know All The Processes Of How To Ping A Router

Get To Know All The Processes Of How To Ping A Router

March 5, 2019 ROUTER 0

The ping command sends multiple data to a particular IP address and then it let you know how much time it will take to transmit the data and respond. This is a very useful tool that you can use to quickly test several points of your network. So, if you use a router then the first thing that you need to do is to ping it. It not only means that the router is properly connected with your device but also assumes that the communication process is ok. Read this article to learn how to ping a router.


What is Ping?

Before going to the detailed procedure here are some interesting facts that you should know about the ping command. Have a look:

  • You can ping any command or any IP address to connect with the internet. If you get a successive response, then you can be sure that all the connection between your computer and your destination on which you are working including the router is good.
  • Also, with the help of the ping command, you can quickly understand where is the actual network problem. Whether it is with the local network or somewhere else.

So, if you want to ping your router, then you should follow the steps as mentioned below.

Steps you need to follow for Pinging router :

If you carefully look at the remaining part of this article, then you can surely ping your router on your own. Check out below:

Step 1

At first, you have to go to the Start menu of your Android device. After that, you should select All Programmes option. Within the ‘All Programmes’ button, you can see a lot of options present from there you have to click on the Accessories button. After that, you need to go to the Command Prompt option.

Step 2

The next thing that you need to do is to find the router’s IP address. To find it, you should type ‘ipconfig’ command within the search field and then hit the Enter button.

Also, with the help of the ping command, you can be aware of the current condition about your network configuration. You can get the information that also includes the PV4 address. the subnet mask, and the Default Gateway.  For example,

The IPV4 address is generally your PC’s IP address.  This IP address is assigned by your router which is also known as DHCP.  

The Subnet mask is basically one type of filter, which make the network connection better. The Default Gateway is the IP address of the router.

Step 3

Once you get the Default Gateway address, after that you need to type the command ‘ping’. Then give space and you have to give the IP address of your router or the default gateway. Then, you have to hit the Enter button.

After hitting the Enter Button, the ping command wants to send four packets of information to the router. If by chance if you see any kind of message that is ‘Request timed out’ that means the configuration is mismatched and you have to reconfigure it again.

Step 4

If all the things occur smoothly, then you need to type the Exit command as well as you should press the Enter key for closing the Command Prompt window.

In case, the router is unreachable, then there may be some fault associated with your router. In such cases, what you need to do is to simply turn off your router and wait for five minutes. Then you have to again turn your router on. Most of the router has lack of power button, so you have to first unplug your router, then plug it again. Try to repeat the above three steps and check if you ping the router or not.

If still, your router is unreachable, then you have to repair the whole network system.

Additional Information

The ‘ipconfig’ also listed some extra information about the ‘Tunel Adopter’ you should avoid that information. The router is also considered as a Gateway. That’s why the Gateway address is also known as the IP address of the router.

Bottom Line

The things that are mentioned above is a kind of approach that helps you to understand how you can ping your router. Some people may try to ping their internet address first and after that, they try to ping their router. However, the proper approach is that firstly, you have to ping your router at first. You should keep this fact in your mind.

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