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Check the network connection

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A computer network is a group of computers that use a set of common communication protocols over digital interconnections for the purpose of sharing resources located on or provided by the network nodes.

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You can control the Raspberry Pi network connection from GUI and terminal.

Wi-Fi is ON

You can connect to a Wi-Fi network with Raspberry Pi and control the status of network.

  1. It is the Wi-Fi icon. This means that Raspberry Pi connected the network.
  2. Run below command, to check your connection.


This command sends a ping to Google, then receive and transmit package over Wi-Fi.

3. After a while press Ctrl + C to stop ping. Google ping statistics show us your data traffic (5 packets transmitted, 5 received), so you can understand that your Wi-Fi connection is up.

Wi-Fi is OFF

You cannot see the Wi-Fi icon when your Wi-Fi is off.

  1. Wi-Fi is off.
  2. Run below command on the terminal.


3. There is an error message. “ping: Temporary failure in name resolution.”

If you send a ping to google, you’ll get an error message when your Wi-Fi is off. This means that your Wi-Fi is down