Bping (pronounced "beeping") is a Windows ping alternative that beeps whenever it gets replies.
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What is Bping?
Bping (pronounced "beeping") is a Windows ping alternative that beeps whenever it gets replies. I spend a lot of time diving under desks fiddling with network cables and got tired of looking up at the monitor to see how my pings were doing, and thus bping was born.
Has a bunch of enhancements over the regular ping.exe:
- beeps! (but you already knew that). The default sound is from Space Invaders, or you can specify a wav file to play, or use the system speaker. By default it beeps when it gets a response, but it can also beep only when it doesn't.
- can function as an internet connection tester. Just run "bping" with no commandline arguments and it'll keep testing your internet connection. This is by far my favorite usage for it.
- can scan an entire network and tell you at a glance what IP addresses are available and which are taken. See the screenshot below to see what this looks like. My second favorite usage for Bping.