Sometimes you need to make sure that all the connections and cables connected from your pc to the network printer are working properly. Ping command can be used for this purpose. In Windows, pinging a device is very simple.
Ping From a PC:
- Go to Start Menu
- Click "Run"
- Type "CMD" in the dialogue box
e: ping IP address of the printer and press Enter. (for example: ping 10.0.66.2). You will see output like the following if everything is working correctly:
If it doesn't detect the printer on the network, which is usually due to an incorrect IP address or bad cabling, you will see the following:
Ping from a UNIX box:
- Open a window on your UNIX box.
- In the window, type: ping IP address of the printer and press Enter.(For example: ping 10.66.0.2