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What is a virus guard and why do I need one? A ping test sends information over the Internet to a computer that you specify, and then returns information about how long it took to contact that computer. If you are able to ping a Web page, you can prove that you have an active connection to the Internet.
Try the ping test on a known Web page, such as www.verizon.net. You can also ping computers on the Internet using an IP address rather than a domain name (for example, 184.108.40.206).
To run a ping test on Windows®: [Show Me How]
To run a ping test on Mac® OS X:
Note: Earlier versions of Mac® OS don't have a built-in ping application. You can find