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Ping through Host-name

Ping through Host-name

Ping through Host-name

hi all :)

i've been trying to search online but i'm now more confuse that before of so many answers lol

hoping you can help me of my 2 question:

1. is Host name and Computer name in Windows the same?

2. how can i Ping using a Host-name and not through IP address (is it possible)?


RE: Ping through Host-name

Yes - computer name will show up as host name in ipconfig /all

On the SAME network, you can ping via name if your DNS is working properly. If you go through a VPN or a WAN, the NETBIOS name will not be resolved so you can't ping via name, only IP address.

At CMD prompt: ping <host name> is all you have to do
ping -a <ipaddress> will try to return a name if possible
ping -t <host name> or <ipaddress> will do a continuous ping

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