How to Ping a DNS From a MacBook


A DNS, or Domain Name Server, is a server on the Internet that responds to domain name queries with the IP address of the domain being queried. Your computer must have a connection to a working DNS for you to be able to browse the Web correctly. If you are unsure whether the DNS you use is operating, you can ping it from your MacBook's OS X operating system and see if it is online.

  • Open the "Applications" folder.

  • Click on the "Utilities" folder.

  • Click on "Network Utility."

  • Open the "Ping" tab, then type in the IP address of the DNS.

  • Type in the number of pings you want to send in the "Send only ____ ping" box.

  • Click the "Ping" button to ping the DNS.

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