How to Test the Internet Connection of Ubuntu Server


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 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" (without quotation marks) to test the connection. The IP address "" resolves to

  • Check the output for reply packets.

  • Type "exit" to close the terminal session.

Related Searches


  • Photo Credit BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images
Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

Related Searches

Check It Out

Geek Vs Geek: Robot battles, hoverboard drag race, and more

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!