Checking/Testing Ethernet Port Using Adruino

Hi,

I have a device that has 5 Ethernet ports and I wanted to test each port and I want to have a device whee that could response to the ping. Would Ardruino shield be the best choice or can you recommend another device would able to test the Ethernet ports. Any help would greatly appreciated. By the way, I have never used any of the Ardruino devices. I will be a new user

Thanks, Will