Date: 01/10/2020 02:46 PM
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Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista
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Bping is a freeware ping (ping.exe) alternative that beeps whenever it gets replies.
We must first admit this is one of the best-named programs ever – Bping as in beeping.
Bping is designed to add features and make ping.exe more functional. By default, the sound is from Space Invaders, but you can specify a .WAV file or use the system speaker. Beep settings can be changed. See switches below.
Bping can also function as an internet connection tester. Run “bping” with no command-line arguments and it’ll keep testing your internet connection. We discovered that clicking the Window with your mouse works as a pause. Hitting any key will resume pinging.
Bping can scan an entire network and tell you at a glance what IP addresses are available and which are taken.
Switches are available:
-h Shows a help message and version information.
-q Quiet mode. In other words, suppress the beep.
-i Use the computer’s internal speaker instead of the regular beep sound.
-v Volume. For example, v=1 will be very quiet. This can be some number between 1 and 10.
-d Down. Only beep if the ping fails. Sort of the inverse of the regular behavior. Useful if you’re checking for intermittent timeouts.
-f Specify a wave file to play instead of the stock sound. The volume switch has no effect on this.
-t Lets you set the timeout. By default, this is .8 seconds, but you can set it however you want. For example bping 192.168.1.1 -t=.02 will ping 192.168.1.1 with a timeout of .02 seconds.
-s Scan the network. For example, bping 192.168. 1.1 -s will scan the network 192.168.1.X and show all replies it gets. Note that you could also type bping 192.168.1.x -s or bping 192.168.1 -s
-a When scanning the network, adding -a will show which IP addresses are available in a network range. For example, bping 192.168.1.1 -s -a will scan the 192.168.1.X network and show available IP addresses
-r Attempt to resolve hostnames of IP address. Works in both regular ping mode and scan mode.
-m Will output a minimal amount of data. Currently only affects network scanning. Useful if you’re piping the output to a text file.
-c Count. Counts the number of times it pings and prints the number in the response.
-n Number. Will ping that many times and then exit. For example, bping -n=5 google.com will quit after 5 pings.
-u Timestamp. Will put a timestamp on all the results.