I use a third party software package to monitor my web servers and WAN connections to other locations. The WAN connections are monitored by pinging the far side of router and on slow connections the ping command times out and causes an alarm. The software uses only the NT Ping command and there are no parameters included to change the time out value. I am wondering if there is a way to modify the ping command paramters within Windows NT. I know it can be done from the command line but it needs to default to a slower timeout value when you just run a ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx command.