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I am stuck on how to figure out how to Ping yahoo.com 3 separate times and google.com 3 separate times waiting 1 minute between pings.   I looked at the supported data for my previous question cant seem to get it to work.  

My thoughts:

Not sure how what the syntax would be for 2 websites but for one I was thinking
ping -w 60000 -n 3 www.google.com

After researching I realized that -w is only to be used for a wait before a timeout.  Any ideas?  I am looking to have it wait 1 minute between a total of 6 pings to yahoo and google.  
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Question by:Maliki Hassani
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LVL 123
ID: 34939399
@echo off
ping -n 3 www.yahoo.com
sleep 60
ping -n 3 www.googl.com

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and use sleep from here

http://www.computerhope.com/dutil.htm 
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LVL 123
ID: 34939407
sleep is just a simple utility, to pause for however many seconds

sleep <seconds to sleep>

simple use.
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ID: 34939409
typo missed the e off google!
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by:Maliki Hassani
ID: 34939419
So for the 1 - 4 steps am I hitting enter?  Wouldn't that just run it and never get to step 4?
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LVL 123
ID: 34939431
no it runs' puses for 60 seconds and contiues.

you need to copy and paste into a batch file, called pingtest.bat
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by:Maliki Hassani
ID: 34939450
Sorry, I am not sure how to create a batch file. Let me google this..
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by:t-max
ID: 34939458
Usually I use "ping -n 60 localhost" to wait 1 minute. You can put that between your other pings to make a one-minute delay. Hope this helps. Good luck!
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LVL 123
ID: 34939459
notepad pingtest.bat

cut and paste the above into notepad.

Save the file.

download sleep into same folder as batch file.

run pingtest.bat
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by:Maliki Hassani
ID: 34939460
Thanks T-max
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LVL 123
ID: 34939475
ping -n 60 is 60 counts, not 60 seconds. (it could be close, but you've got more than 3 pings!)

still need a batch file.
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LVL 123
ID: 34939483
and if you response time is slower, then it will be longer than 60 seconds.
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by:Maliki Hassani
ID: 34939496
Okay so I did what you said and it only waits 60 seconds then ends..  It should wait 60 seconds for 6 times.  Am I reading this wrong?
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by:Maliki Hassani
ID: 34939502
what about:

ping -n 1 www.yahoo.com
sleep 60
ping -n 1 www.yahoo.com
sleep 60
ping -n 1 www.yahoo.com
sleep 60

ping -n 1 www.google.com
sleep 60
ping -n 1 www.google.com
sleep 60
ping -n 1 www.google.com
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LVL 123
ID: 34939506
that will work, if you want to ping, wait 60 seconds, send another ping etc
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by:Maliki Hassani
ID: 34939512
Great thanks for the cool trick!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
ID: 34939515
yes, okay, I just re-read the question, and missed "separate".
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LVL 123
ID: 34939519
yes, sleep is a handy utility to have around.
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by:Maliki Hassani
ID: 34939542
oh and what can I do from having it close the dos window after completion?
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Expert Comment

by:t-max
ID: 34939549
Right, -n 60 is the number of icmp packages you send, with a one minute delay.
Because you ping localhost or even your network IP, the response time won't an issue.
Moreover, there's an advantage pinging your network IP, because you can also discover at the same time if you are having issues with your network card, something that sleep won't tell you because it's only a cpu check.
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by:Maliki Hassani
ID: 34939555
Okay, that makes sense..  I ran it your way and it pinged 60 times. It is  great way for what you are talking about though.
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LVL 123
ID: 34939592
you could use a pause in the batch file?
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