Installation of the ping software

Let us take two main variants of installations because any other variants are various combinations of the first two and depend on the number of Ping Monitors working with the Ping Service.

Variant 1. Ping Service and Ping Monitor are installed on one and the same computer. In this case, just run the installation program and install the ping software following the instructions of the wizard. The ping software is ready to be run right after the installation. Use the "Start-Programs-Ping Assist Monitor" menu to start the Ping Monitor and start working with it.

Variant 2. Ping Service and Ping Monitor are installed on two different computers in one local area network. In this case, you should install the ping software on each of the computers. First, run the installation program on the computer where the Ping Service will be running. Follow the instructions of the wizard until you see a window with components to install. Clear the checkbox next to the Ping Monitor module and continue the installation. Ping Service will be run automatically right after the installation (you can see it if you open the list of installed Windows services).

Tpe ping software - only the Ping service

Then run the installation program on the computer where the Ping Monitor will be running and follow the instructions of the wizard until you see a window with components to install. Clear the checkbox next to the Ping Service module and continue the installation. Use the "Start-Programs-Ping Assist" menu to start the Ping Monitor. Once started for the first time, the Ping Monitor will try to find and connect to the Ping Service on the same computer where it is installed. After the Ping Monitor shows a warning message that it failed to connect to the Ping Service, it will offer you to enter the address of another computer for connection. Enter the IP address or DNS name of the computer where the Ping Service is installed and click the "Connect" button.  After you see the main window of the Ping Monitor, you can start working.

If you encounter problems connecting the Ping Monitor to the Ping Service, check the firewall settings on the computers!