How to Test the Internet Connection of Ubuntu Server

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The "ping" command can be used to test an Internet connection on a Ubuntu Server or any Linux computer. This command requests a response from any computer on the Internet. You must have the IP address of a reliable server, such as Google.com. An unreliable server may not be working at the time of the request, providing a false response. If the output of the command shows reply packets, you can be assured that your Internet connection is working.

  • Log into a terminal session.

  • Type the command "ping 64.233.169.104" (without quotation marks) to test the connection. The IP address "64.233.169.104" resolves to Google.com.

  • Check the output for reply packets.

  • Type "exit" to close the terminal session.

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