[Answer ID: 14609]

How to: Check and confirm computer’s connection to the Internet.

Created 08/08/2012 10:22  |   Updated 09/19/2012 05:20

How to: Check and confirm computer’s connection to the Internet.

 

The simplest way to check Internet connectivity on a computer is by launching a browser to a well known internet site such as www.google.com or www.yahoo.com.

Alternatively, you can perform a ping . Ping test will confirm Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity with a specific host on the internet.


Windows OS

On Windows, from start menu run cmd to launch command console.


 

 

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in cmd console type "ping yahoo.com" or any other well known URL.


 

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Notice, the replay is outlined in red.


MAC OS

On MAC OS , Locate Network Utility application under utilities :

From : hard disk icon --> open Finder window --> Applications --> Utilities

 

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Notice 4, the replay is outlined in red.

 

 

 

 



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