Thursday, August 20, 2015

How to ping from a Chromebook

Many people think of a Chromebook as a glorified web browser and not much else.  While it's true that the web browser is a large part of what a Chromebook does, there is still other functionality that can be taken advantage of on a Chrome OS computer.

You can ping from a Chromebook very similarly to how you would ping from a Windows, Mac, or Linux machine.  To bring up the terminal interface, press <CTRL> + <ALT> + <T>.  A "crosh" (Chrome OS developer shell) tab will open up.  This tab includes the command line interface that you can use to ping.

The basic syntax for the ping command is:

ping <IP address or domain name or hostname>

Using ping this way will start a continuous ping process that you can stop by pressing <CTRL> + <C>.  To specify the number of ping attempts, use this format:

ping -c <number of ping attempts> <IP address or domain name or hostname>

For more switches you can use with ping, type help at the command line and press <ENTER>.  To exit the terminal interface and close the tab, type exit and press <ENTER>.

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