Netopia 3346N-ENT User Guide (en)

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Ping
The Netopia Firmware Version 8.6.1 includes a standard Ping test utility. A Ping test generates IP packets 
destined for a par ticular (Ping-capable) IP host. Each time the target host receives a Ping packet, it returns a 
packet to the original sender.
Ping allows you to see whether a par ticular IP destination is reachable from the Router. You can also ascer tain 
the quality and reliability of the connection to the desired destination by studying the Ping test’s statistics.
In the Utilities & Diagnostic screen, select Ping and press Return. The ICMP Ping screen appears.
To configure and initiate a Ping test, follow these steps:
1.
Select Name of Host to Ping and enter the destination domain name or IP address.
2.
Select Packets to Send to change the default setting. This is the total number of packets to be sent during 
the Ping test. The default setting is adequate in most cases, but you can change it to any value from 1 to 
4,294,967,295.
3.
Select Data Size to change the default setting. This is the size, in bytes, of each Ping packet sent. The 
default setting is adequate in most cases, but you can change it to any value from 0 (only header data) to 
1664.
4.
Select Delay (seconds) to change the default setting. The delay, in seconds, determines the time between 
Ping packets sent. The default setting is adequate in most cases, but you can change it to any value from 
0 to 4,294,967. A delay of 0 seconds forces packets to be sent immediately, one after another.
5.
Select START PING and press Return to begin the Ping test. While the test is running, the START PING 
item becomes STOP PING. To manually stop the Ping test, select STOP PING and press Return or Escape.
While the Ping test is running and when it is over, a status field and a number of statistical items are active on 
the screen. These are described below.
                                   ICMP Ping
         Name of Host to Ping:
         Packets to Send:                   5
         Data Size:                         56
         Delay (seconds):                   1
                                  START PING
         Status:
         Packets Out:                       0
         Packets In:                        0
         Packets Lost:                      0 (0%)
         Round Trip Time
           (Min/Max/Avg):                   0.000 / 0.000 / 0.000 secs
Enter the IP Address/Domain Name of a host to ping.
Send ICMP Echo Requests to a network host.