Help in reading Ping for DSL connection.

@syoti20 (5295)
Philippines
August 19, 2011 11:36pm CST
I am really frustrated about my DSL today. I am trying to read and catch up to my unread emails in my yahoo but I can't open my yahoo to my PC today. In try to ping yahoo.com and this is the result. 1. Type ping yahoo.com -t Reply from 209.191.122.70: bytes=32 time=323ms TTL=52 Reply from 209.191.122.70: bytes=32 time=230ms TTL=52 Reply from 209.191.122.70: bytes=32 time=460ms TTL=52 Reply from 209.191.122.70: bytes=32 time=353ms TTL=52 Reply from 209.191.122.70: bytes=32 time=493ms TTL=52 Reply from 209.191.122.70: bytes=32 time=456ms TTL=52 2. Click Run Type cmd Type ping yahoo.com Ping statistics for 209.191.122.70: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 2, Lost = 2 (50% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 259ms, Maximum = 367ms, Average = 156ms Is there anyone who can can read and tell how to read a ping.
7 responses
@owlwings (40009)
• Cambridge, England
20 Aug 11
A ping is when your computer sends a small packet of data (in your case, 32 bytes) to a server and measures the time it takes to receive a reply and also whether the packet reached its destination or not. TTL stands for 'Time To Live' and the number depends on the starting value and the number of hops the message has to take (the number of different servers or nodes the message has to pass through on it's way from Yahoo to you. There's a more complete explanation here: http://www.visualware.com/resources/tutorials/tracert.html The fact that you have a 50% packet loss is worrying. If half of all the packets that are sent are being lost, it will take twice as long for any data to be sent completely and this is why your connection is slow. It might be possible to use tracert to tell you where the losses are occurring but since there is very little you can do about it apart from calling your ISP, it is hardly worth it.
@owlwings (40009)
• Cambridge, England
20 Aug 11
It's worth pointing out that your Yahoo mail probably doesn't come from 209.191.122.70. Yahoo have many servers and yahoo.com (IP: 209.191.122.70) is just the main server. My values for the same operation were: Pinging yahoo.com [209.191.122.70] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 209.191.122.70: bytes=32 time=187ms TTL=48 Reply from 209.191.122.70: bytes=32 time=182ms TTL=47 Reply from 209.191.122.70: bytes=32 time=178ms TTL=47 Reply from 209.191.122.70: bytes=32 time=180ms TTL=47 Ping statistics for 209.191.122.70: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 178ms, Maximum = 187ms, Average = 181ms
20 Aug 11
I am using my lap top with a new vodaphone dongle and it is real pain. It as some sort of content control on it and I cant get into half my regular sites and I can't remove the control
@airamtheb (370)
20 Aug 11
I thought it is only us here who are having a DSL internet problem. It is almost two weeks now that we have this on and off internet connection which made me doubtful of my nephew who is always playing conquer in our computer. I thought it was only his alibi so he can have the computer for himself. On Monday, I have to call the service provider of our net MARATEL about this. It is very disappointing when they collect payments, they are very fast and the service is very slow.
@bnpraveen (172)
• India
20 Aug 11
hai friend just i copied you problem sure i will be back with solution for your problem, friend before that try to open your mail in some other network, just do it i will be back
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
20 Aug 11
hi syoti, now how i wish i studied these things before i learned using the computer. but it is the other way around. i get to encounter this ping thing only when the operator technicians help me trouble shoot during internet problems. but i dont understand any of it. ann
@libramie (562)
• Philippines
20 Aug 11
I also got frustrated of my DSL connection. That's why I lost many more times here in mylot. I wait more minutes before I can post my response successfully. My purpose in responding any discussion is to communicate others even through net so that my stress will drained down but my connection is very slow and got irritating coz sometimes my reponse or discussion I made were lost and not be posted.
@haopee (494)
• Philippines
20 Aug 11
Ping is done to determine how fast your computer reaches a domain (or in this scenario Yahoo)and right back to you. It doesn't really fix anything. Your ping is pretty slow so maybe that's why your computer is having a hard time establishing a stable connection to Yahoo. If you have many unread messages, then most likely it makes going to your inbox slower to open. If you're using a browser, clear your cache or switch to different browsers. Sometimes the problem lies in the port or the browser as well. My ping time at the moment is 191ms. Whenever my DSL is slow, I usually turn it off, let it cool off for a minute then turn it back on. Sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn't (I just do it so the system can reset my IP address) Try using these commands in the cmd line. ipconfig/flushdns (this is usually done because sometimes bad DNS entries are cached) or netsh winsock reset (As I remember, this requires a computer restart I think.) Hope this helps.