"Pinging" a device is a general networking term. When issuing a ping command, your computer sends an “echo” packet to the computer you specify, and waits for a reply. This allows you to (1) verify that the device is present in the network and (2) measure the latency for the packet to go back and forth. The same functionality is implemented in SmartMesh IP.
Make sure all motes have joined the manager.
On the SmartMesh IP Manager, enter the following commands to list all the mote ids
Crash-course (given by your instructor)
What is the different between MAC address and mote id?
For each mote id, enter the following command:
> ping <mote_id>
Mote id 1 is always the SmartMesh IP Manager, which you cannot ping