Here is the video version, if you prefer it:
ping command is used to check if your Internet connection is working properly.
Here is its syntax: (Shotts, 2019)
mislav@mislavovo-racunalo:~$ ping www.google.com
PING www.google.com (126.96.36.199) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from bud02s25-in-f4.1e100.net (188.8.131.52): icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=14.2 ms
64 bytes from bud02s25-in-f4.1e100.net (184.108.40.206): icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=16.9 ms
--- www.google.com ping statistics ---
2 packets transmitted, 2 received, 0% packet loss, time 3ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 14.244/15.552/16.861/1.314 ms
Focus on the 0% packet loss here. If it was 100% packet loss, then I would know something is wrong with my network.
Thank you for reading!
Shotts, W. (2019). The Linux Command Line, Fifth Internet Edition. Retrieved from http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php. Pages 226-227