Getting to know your Ping Rate

Getting to know your Ping Rate

Chances are that you have come across the term ‘ping rate’ when it comes to the speed of your Internet.

This ping rate can be defined as the delay of messages that are sent between one computer and another. Ideally, you would want a low ping rate in sending messages.

Ping rates vary based on the quality of your Internet connection, the distance from your server and the distance from your computer. Ping rates can also be used to troubleshoot Internet connections to determine if there is anything wrong.

A ping rate can be defined as the length of time it takes a packet of data to travel from your computer to a server on the Internet and back.

Whenever there is a delay in Internet application responses you could determine the ping is higher than desired.

Similar to packet loss, the lower the rate the better when it comes to pinging. A result below 100 ms should be expected from any decent broadband connection.