Office int. servers working 24/7 or only during off. hours?



office int. servers working 24/7 or only during off. hours?

How can i check to see how often the internet server linked to my laptop is connected and turned on?

I use my laptop at work to download various types of files. I have a feeling my office shuts off the servers everytime they close shop. My question is how can I test my theory? I ask because I often have large files in queue (and I don’t know whether the internet is connected 24/7 or only during office hours). Obviously, I’d prefer the server to be operable 24/7 so I can maximize download time, but without asking the boss (obviously), how can I test it “technically”?


So I take it your job is downloading files…and you’re willing to work 24 hours a day doing it? The world needs more employees like you…

If you were immortal, just think how much more time you could spend reading tripe like this! /.


Ever heard of the almighty PING.exe ? :slight_smile:




Command Prompt > C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ping http:/// server

Pinging http://server [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=821ms TTL=49
Reply from bytes=32 time=586ms TTL=48
Reply from bytes=32 time=540ms TTL=49
Reply from bytes=32 time=906ms TTL=49

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 540ms, Maximum = 906ms, Average = 713ms :slight_smile:


I’m familiar with the ping command and how it works…
Perhaps you would like to explain to the OP on how to determine the Server’s I.P address and whether it’s static or dynamic…
Ping doesn’t do much good unless you know what your pinging…


nslookup :doh:

“ping” command also works with dns adresses (ping :iagree: