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Ping response is odd

ZabagaR
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On occasion, when I issue a ping to one of my servers on the network, I get an odd response.

The normal response would be:

Pinging 10.150.65.40 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 10.150.65.40: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 10.150.65.40: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 10.150.65.40: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 10.150.65.40: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 10.150.65.40:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

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THE ODD RESPONSE below:
It eventually has 4 send & received by why 2 then nothing then 2 ??
I'd figure if it was having difficulty with a response, the times would just be slower.

Pinging 10.150.65.40 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 10.150.65.40: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 10.150.65.40: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 10.150.65.40:
    Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 2, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

Ping statistics for 10.150.65.40:
    Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 2, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

Ping statistics for 10.150.65.40:
    Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 2, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

Reply from 10.150.65.40: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 10.150.65.40: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 10.150.65.40:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
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Commented:
How many adapters to you have on the computer?

Commented:
Hello,

Please check the network card,network port & cable.

Regards,
Tushar Kaskhedikar

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Commented:
There are 2 broadcom network adapters on the server.  Only 1 has a cable in it.  We are using the broadcom teaming option where it makes a virtual adapter consisting on the 2 physical adapters. But right now we've just had nic1 plugged in, no cable in nic2.

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I have used two with nic teaming. I wonder if this could be the problem. 2 pings on one adapter then a time out on the other. What happens when you plug the other adapter in???

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Commented:
The weird ping results come and go. Usually I get normal results. When my system starts having communication issues, I run ping tests and see those results.
Commented:
It really looks like a broken nic team. Are they for sure the same address and teamed up correctly.

Multihomed computers can cause intermittent connectivity, or as you stated "communications issues".

An IPconfig /all will help a lot.

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Commented:
thanks for your input.