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Disable and Enable Ping on RDP

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 a lower ping means better quality of your internet service. The ping command is one of the cmd environment commands that you can use for network testing and troubleshooting the server. It 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 Disable and Enable Ping on RDP 2012, 2016, 2019, and 2022 step by step.

What is ping?

Ping stands for Packet InterNet Groper. Pinging in a network means sending a signal to the host in order to receive a response. This action serves two main purposes. First, it helps to verify the availability of hosts, determining whether they are connected to the network and visible to other devices. Second, pinging allows for the measurement of response times, providing insight into the speed at which information is transmitted and received. In fact, 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. The internet service provider, the internet connection speed, the sufficiency of bandwidth, and geographical location can affect the ping rate. If you need low ping, be sure to pay attention to the dedicated bandwidth of the internet service you’re buying.

How to Enable Ping on RDP

This section will help you understand how to Enable ping via Windows firewall. First, we recommend you use the Cheap Admin RDP plans prepared on our website. Now, 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 show up as below. Click on it. In PowerShell, you can also 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

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

windows firewall enable - Disable and Enable Ping on RDP

After enabling the server, it must respond to ping requests. Since Windows Server 2019 disables inbound ICMP incoming requests by default, the first requests time out. Now ping requests confirm that it works as expected.

command prompt ping - Disable and Enable Ping on RDP

How to Disable Ping on RDP

To turn off the rule, you must select it and click on Disable Rule on the right.

disabling ping rule mode - Disable and Enable Ping on RDP

Disable and Enable Ping on RDP


Overall, by understanding the process of disabling ping requests, you can access it whenever you want. Enabling ping can ease the process of troubleshooting and network diagnostics. This tutorial offers practical guidance on managing ping requests to maintain a secure and efficient RDP environment. If you had any questions about ping and the process of enabling/disabling it, we are waiting for you in the comment section!

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