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How to:  Add ping command to Mac desktop

Posted on 2012-03-31
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Hello Experts, I need help with an Apple Mac (OS x 190.7.3).  How to:  put an icon on the desktop that will ping an address?

Background:  This user sometimes has internet and VPN connectivity problems.  On his old Windows machines I setup three desktop icons to ping connections to his router, ISP gateway, and remote site.

On the Mac I found the Network Utility and can run a ping.  Now I want to make it simple for the user.  I am a Mac rookie, so be easy on me!

thanks,
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Question by:John_Auskelis
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Use Automator http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2488 to create a script to ping using Terminal.app

Terminal.app is found in /applications/utilities and works much like the Windows command console.
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