Computer Networks/Ping/Length

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The ping command has an option to configure the length or size of the buffer to be transmitted. These activities will show you how to use the ping command with a custom packet length.

Preparation[edit | edit source]

To prepare for this activity:

  1. Start Windows.
  2. Log in if necessary.

Activity 1 - Ping with a Custom Packet Length[edit | edit source]

To ping with a custom packet length:

  1. Open a command prompt.
  2. Use ipconfig to display the default gateway address. Note the Default Gateway displayed.
  3. Type ping -l 1000 <default gateway address> where <default gateway address> is the default gateway address displayed above. For example, if the default gateway address was, you would type ping -l 1000 Then press Enter.
  4. Observe the results.
  5. Close the command prompt to complete this activity.

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