Uses of 'PING' Response in Windows® 7 Firewall
What are the uses of 'PING' Response in Windows 7 Firewall?
Windows Firewall helps to protect your computer from hackers and malicious software. Sometimes the Packet Internet Groper (PING) reply will not work and indicates as "Request Time Out" message. This is due to ICMP echo request being blocked by Windows 7 firewall default settings. The solution is to disable Firewall completely in Windows 7. Otherwise, you can solve this issue by creating an exceptional rule for ICMP echo request to reply ping commands in existing firewall, without disabling it completely. You could create the rule by going to Windows Firewall in 'Control panel'. The Windows Firewall status is 'On'. Click on 'Advanced settings'. Then select 'Inbound Rule', then right click on it and select 'New Rule'. Then select 'Custom' at last and press 'Next'. After that, leave all programs and go to 'Next'. Then click on 'Protocol type' and select 'ICMP4'. 'ICMP4' is the protocol which is used in ping command when your network is communicating with IPv4. This rule is applied to any IP address with echo request. Then allow the connection in the next screen and press 'Next'. Also keep all three check boxes checked in the next screen. Then click 'Finish'.
Following are the uses of ping response in Windows 7 Firewall:
- Verify connectivity
- Transmits packet from PC to website
- 'PING' Command and the destination IP address
The Ping helps to check the connectivity of Internet connection to servers. The ping command used for troubleshooting networks will help narrow down the causes of your Windows PC connectivity problems. It diagnoses issues from the command line (CL) prompt window and helps to verify network connections.
Transmits packet from PC to website
The Ping helps in transmitting a packet from the computer to a website and listens for the response to ensure that it was correctly established. The Ping is a tool which helps in verifying whether a computer in the network is active or not. It sends request packet data to the target and expects a reply packet back. It also measures the time between the sending of the packet to the target and receiving of the reply.
Ping requests are given in command prompt. For this, go to 'Start' search box and type 'cmd'. Now you will get a black window. Once you have your command prompt, enter 'PING' (IP address) and press 'Enter'. One of four things will happen when you issue the 'PING' command. The first thing is that the PC will produce four replies. It indicates that the workstation is able to communicate with the specified host at the TCP/IP level. The second thing that happens is that all four requests get timed out. The third thing that can happen when you enter the 'PING' command is that some replies are received while others are timed out. This is due to bad network cabling, faulty hardware, or extreme network jamming. The fourth thing that can occur when pinging a host is that you receive an error due to TCP/IP not configured properly.
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