This example (found in the Adafruit_WICED_Arduino/examples/WiFi folder) will ping the specified servers and display the ping response time(s).


Set your AP details using the WLAN_SSID and WLAN_PASS flags, setting them to the values used by you own access point:

#define WLAN_SSID            "YOURSSID"
#define WLAN_PASS            "YOURPASSWORD"

By default the sketch will ping and two Google domain name servers ( and  If you wish to change the server(s) used, simply replace the values assigned in the variables below:

// Ping target by hostname
const char target_hostname[] = "";

// Ping target by IP String
const char target_ip_str[] = "";

// Ping target by IPAddress object
IPAddress target_ip(8, 8, 4, 4);

Compile and Flash

You can then compile and flash your sketch to the WICED Feather using the 'Download' arrow icon at the top of the IDE:

You should see the USB DFU progress as the update advances, and there will be a 'Done Uploading' message in the top left of the status bar when you are done:

Testing the Sketch

Wait a few seconds for the USB CDC serial interface to enumerate, and then open the Serial Monitor using either the Serial Monitor icon in the upper-right of the IDE or via Tools > Serial Monitor:

This will cause the WICED Feather to attempt to connect to the access point, and then it will attempt to ping the specified server(s):

This guide was first published on Mar 23, 2016. It was last updated on Sep 14, 2016.

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