Welcome to ISPping™. (Internet service provider packet internet groper)
*AUTO SPEED CHECK DISPLAYED AT PAGE BOTTOM*
A ping will do a test to a remote server to check for information packet loss or drop while in transfer. This will determine your net-work speed and then you can compare it to the service speed you are supposed to receive.
You can use free ping providers for automatic results or manually do it your-self.
Windows version NT, XP and 2000
Step 1 : Click on your start button at bottom. Next click run and then type "CMD" into the box and hit enter.
Step 2: Now type "ping" into the DOS command box. Add a space and enter your service provider domain name or ip address with out the http:// (hyper text transfer protocol) prefix. Press enter.
Step 3: Now analyze the attempts to the remote server address. At the bottom you should see a summary of the number of packets sent, how many packets are received back, and number of packets lost while doing the test.
Check the round trip time for your packets as well. Monitor your maximum and average time in milliseconds. Then you can view any anomalies.
Windows version Vista and newer
Start by entering "CMD" directly into the search bar and then enter.
<<< WIN 7 / 8 users if you have problems try one of the automated tools.
Packets is the way information is transferred from the servers to your computer. IPv4 and IPv6 are now both used. The original IPv4 system ran out of ip address and this was the reason for the formation of the IPv6 internet. The packets used on the IPv6 system can contain much more information. Also many more ip addresses are available. Most modern browsers and servers can handle either system but that is not guaranteed your service provider uses them both. Modification by the DNS (domain name servers) is required. Most internet service providers have automatically updated their systems but this does not guarantee your service is both. Integration is also needed to allow your computer to access both packet handlers.
Some hosting panels will allow the user to modify how their DNS performs. Either system or both can be modified. Not all control panels will allow this but most will. Finding the settings is different in which ever hosting solution you are using. If you can not find the information in your help files, contact your support team.
To stream movies and videos you will need a higher speed service provider or broken and delays in your viewing will occur. Downloads will also take much longer on a slow system.
Online gaming also use more internet speed as they connect multiple servers and computers. Your computer will run an application on a big data base often referred to as "cloud computing".
View a cloud computing demo video at wwwca.ca