If you are a fan of online games or care about your internet service’s stability and quality, you have probably heard the term “ping”. You may also know that the lower the ping, the better the quality of your internet service. The ping command is one of the cmd environment commands using for network testing and troubleshooting in the server. The ping command is one of the most widely used and important commands in the computer networking world that uses the ICMP protocol alongside IP. This article will teach you How to Enable and Disable Ping on RDP 2012, 2016, 2019. step by step.

Disable and Enable ping on RDP [Complete]

What is ping?

Ping stands for Packet InterNet Groper. Ping in the network means sending a signal to the host to receive a response. It is done for two purposes. The first goal is to check the availability of hosts (ie it is connected to the network and seen on the network or not) and the second goal is to measure the response received (ie how fast the information is sent and received). Ping is a measure of the connection time between two devices on a network.

From the ping rate of an Internet service, you can see how long it will take for a packet of data to travel from a smart device, such as a computer, to the server and back again. The internet service provider, the internet connection speed and sufficient bandwidth, and geographical location affect the ping rate. If you need low ping, be sure to pay attention to dedicated of the internet service when buying internet service.

How to Enable Ping on RDP

This section wants to know how to Enable ping via Windows firewall. First, you need to run Remote Desktop on your Windows. After entering the IP and password you want, you can enter the RDP environment.

remote desktop connection

Then, type Firewall in the Start menu. Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security will be shown as below, click on it. Also in PowerShell, you have to type Firewall and press Enter.

Then the basic firewall interface opens. Click Advanced Settings on the left side of the page.

open windows firewall

In the window that opens, select Inbound Rules on the left.

windows defender firewall with advanced security

In this step, you must select “File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-In)” from the rules and enable it.

windows firewall enable

After the server is enabling, it must respond to ping requests. Since inbound ICMP incoming requests are disable by default in Windows Server 2019, as you can see in the figure, the first requests are timed out. Now ping requests succeed and confirm that it works as expected.

command prompt ping

How to Disable Ping on RDP

In this section, we want to teach you how to Disable ping on RDP. Follow the steps according to the previous step. Then follow the steps below. To turn off the rule, you must select it and click on Disable Rule on the right.

disabling ping rule mode


We first introduced ping and described some of its features. In this article, we tried to teach you how to enable and disable ping on RDP. Using the above tutorials, you can easily enable and disable ping.

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