What is Ping ?
Ping is a tool often used for network diagnostics, as well as for keeping
connections from timing out. In its simplest terms, ping reports back how
much time it takes for a message to reach one host and then come back again.
This is referred to as roundtrip time. Ping also records packet loss. Packet
loss occurs when a packet is lost or rejected due to signal degradation, channel
congestion or corruption. High packet loss and high round trip time result in a
slower Internet speeds, which is most noticeable in gaming or multimedia
streaming as choppiness, lag or dropped connections.