On Microsoft Windows, Linux and Macintosh computers, the 'ping' tool can be run from the operating system command prompt (Terminal applet on Mac OS X). On Macintosh OS X, you can also run the 'ping' tool from inside the Network Utility applet, Ping tab.
Several free ping tools are available on the Internet for download. Compared to the standard operating system ping commands, these tools typically provide a graphical interface and sometimes include charts to track statistics of ping tests run over time. If you are interested in these extra features and a Windows user, try one of the free ping tools below: