Defining the printer to the host: TCP/IP attachment
Pinging the printer
Verifying connection to host system LOOPBACK at address 9.9.999.999.
Connection verification 1 took .000 seconds. 1 successful connection verifications.
Connection verification 2 took .000 seconds. 2 successful connection verifications.
Connection verification 3 took .001 seconds. 3 successful connection verifications.
Connection verification 4 took .000 seconds. 4 successful connection verifications.
Connection verification 5 took .000 seconds. 5 successful connection verifications.
Round-trip (in milliseconds) min/avg/max = 0/0/1
Connection verification statistics: 5 of 5 successful (100 %).
To ping the printer to verify a connection can be made, enter the
following command on an OS/400 command line:
PING 'Remote Location'
'remote location' specifies the internet protocol (IP) address of
the printer (refer to the configuration worksheet, earlier in this
If the ping is successful:
Table F-17. Example of a successful ping – AS/400
NOTE: A successful ping usually indicates that the AS/400
system can communicate with the printer. However, you could
receive a successful ping even if the IP address of the TCP/IP-
attached printer is a duplicate of another IP address.
If PSF output for this printer prints elsewhere, follow these steps
to determine whether the IP address of the printer is unique:
1. Power off the printer.
2. Wait at least five minutes for TCP/IP to clear the Address
Resolution Protocol (ARP) tables.
3. Enter the ping command again at the AS/400 system.
4. If you receive a successful response to the ping command
this time, there is a duplicate IP address. Consult your
Installation Planning Guide