Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Android: ping server

When trying to connect from Android device to a given server sometimes you need to test if such connection exists:

1: Try from your computer is server is listening on IP_ADDRESS (192.168.x.xx) and given PORT (5xxx)

$ telnet 192.168.x.xx 5xxx

Trying 192.168.x.xx...

Connected to imx6qsabrelite.

2: From command line see if Android can ping the server:

$ adb shell ping 192.168.x.xx

PING 192.168.x.xx (192.168.x.xx) 56(84) bytes of data.

64 bytes from 192.168.x.xx: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=2.65 ms