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What is the ping command that is used to check how many packed has been dropped (to check quality of the line)?

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That would be
ping when it has finished you will get a report of how many packets were received and lost.

You are maybe looking for something like this:

ping -n 500 -l 2000

Or are you looking for something like this:

'netstat -s -p tcp'

The output should show some lines like this:
  Segments Received                   = 1679
  Segments Sent                       = 1617
  Segments Retransmitted              = 2

If Retransmitted is just a few percent of Sent, then you have a less poor quality. If Retransmitted were like 200, then you might have a quality issue.



The command "ping -n 500 -l 2000" (return Request timed out.)

and netstat -s -p tcp is not sending packet to any destination,

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No, the report after that ping should say something like this:

Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 500, Received = 500, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 4ms, Maximum = 12ms, Average = 8ms


I can ping, but "ping -n 500 -l 2000" (return Request timed out).  does this tells you the speed of your line?


I am sorry. -l is the packet size. 2000 would be 2000 bytes. Try a smaller number if you only get request timed out with that.

If you want to check your speed you could try one of these tests:

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