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The free ping tool that saved my day

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It’s business as usual at the corporate headquarters of Zylker, the fictional company in Anytown, USA. It’s seven in the morning and people are bustling in and out of the pantry with steaming cups of tea and coffee. Martina, the network administrator, grabs her cup of coffee and walks to her desk to start the day. Settling into her high-back chair, Martina has no idea that she will soon discover a mobile way to accomplish her tasks. But let’s let her tell the story…

After logging into my desktop, I’m setting up everything I need when  an unusual blue screen appears out of nowhere. Then, my computer shuts down! I try switching off and on the main power supply. But no matter what I do, my computer  just won’t restart. I see that my day has taken a turn for the worse before it even started! I pull out my mobile phone and log a ticket in the ServiceDesk Plus app, and now all I can do is wait, right?

At this time every day, I do my usual monitoring. But  with my desktop gone,  I feel helpless. But as I finish logging my repair ticket, it occurs to me that I’m not so helpless after all.

The first thing I have to do as the network administrator is scan the IPs in our Wi-Fi environment to get a feel for our network usage, which I can do right now with the Android Ping tool on my phone.Then, I compare the results with previous days’ and look for any unwanted devices, which, thankfully, I don’t find. Thanks to the Android Ping tool, I then scan our handheld and premium Wi-Fi networks my firm uses for mobile devices and top management, respectively. Everything looks great, so far.

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