Testing internet or web packet loss


Sometimes you may encounter issues trying to connect to the internet or accessing a website. There are a couple of ways to detect this type of loss, usually a packet loss, with pings to other servers. In this case, we'll be pinging Cloudflare's domain servers.

Testing Packet Loss

You can test for packet loss by going to https://packetlosstest.com/ and running the diagnostics there. It will interpret results, and there will be a disagreement on what is good or bad - but this is a valid and good attempt for compromise.

Ping Method

On Windows 10, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to "Start" at the bottom left
  2. Type in "cmd.exe" or "powershell" in the start menu
  3. Type in: "ping -n 50"
  4. Wait for 50 lines of output to appear
  5. Navigate to https://packetlosstest.com/interpreting-results

On OSX, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Navigate to Applications/Utilities or /Launchpad/Utilities, or press CMD + Spacebar, and type/search for "Terminal"
  2. Type in: "ping"
  3. Wait for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then you can cancel the ping test by doing CMD + C.
  4. Navigate to https://packetlosstest.com/interpreting-results

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