Ping Status

Ping Status

Definition:Ping, Ping test, Ping monitoring


A ping test will show you if a connection has been made and if a device is available. It is an extremely simple diagnostic tool for getting a general idea of availability. But it will not tell you how well individual devices are running. For this you will need a detailed analysis, such as is obtained via SNMP, WMI, or SSH.


Ping monitoring will let you monitor your entire network via ping. PRTG is a Windows-based monitoring tool. The ping sensor is a central sensor. During setup, a range of IP addresses is pinged and basic initial monitoring is configured. If the ping fails, you will be notified immediately.


With PRTG, you get a powerful tool for your entire network. Whether servers, routers, switches, uptime, or cloud connectivity: PRTG keeps an eye on everything so you can save in administrative hassle. In addition to ping sensors, SNMP, NetFlow, and Packet Sniffing sensors are used to offer you a detailed look at the availability and workload of your network.


PRTG features a customizable, built-in alarm system that promptly notifies you of problems. The ping sensor is set as the master sensor for your network devices. If this sensor fails, all the other sensors on a device switch to sleep mode. This means you’ll receive just one notification – and not be flooded by alerts.


The PRTG dashboard provides a quick overview, any time you like. You will immediately see if everything is alright. The dashboard is customizable to meet all your specific needs. While away from your desk – such as when working in the server room – PRTG can be accessed via smartphone apps so you never miss a beat.


Initial monitoring is set up immediately during configuration. This monitoring is made possible thanks to the Auto Discovery feature: PRTG pings your private IP addresses and automatically creates sensors for your available devices. You can check out the availability of your network simply by opening PRTG for the first time.


PRTG features a transparent license model. There is a free trial version enable you to check if PRTG fits your needs. The ping sensor and alarm feature are also included in the trial version. And upgrading your license is easy should the needs of your company or network rise.

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The PRTG Ping sensor is one of the most commonly used sensors. It displays the ping time. It also shows the minimum and maximum ping time of a series of pings during an interval. Packet losses are also displayed.


This sensor sends a series of ICMP echo requests to calculate statistical jitter. Jitter expresses the deviation from average latency, enabling you to determine the quality of your service.


The Cloud Ping sensor uses PRTG Cloud to measure the ping time of your network from various locations in the world. This sensor allows you to see the availability of your network in Asia, Europe, and America. For international companies, in particular, this measurement is an extremely important consideration