Quickly generate and ping multiple IPs with sPinger
January 9, 2017 – 04:56 | No Comment
Quickly generate and ping multiple IPs with sPinger

SPinger is a portable freeware program for quickly pinging multiple IP addresses and host names.
Does the world really need another ping tool? We would have said no, but it turns out there’s more than enough …

Angry IP Scanner 3.5 adds high DPI support, drops XP
December 14, 2016 – 08:35 | No Comment
Angry IP Scanner 3.5 adds high DPI support, drops XP

Popular network tool Angry IP Scanner has hit version 3.5 with new support for high DPI displays on Windows and Linux (Mac Retina displays were supported already).
There are visual improvements for everyone, whatever your hardware, …

Track your web traffic around the world with Open Visual Traceroute
July 2, 2016 – 05:01 | Comments Off on Track your web traffic around the world with Open Visual Traceroute
Track your web traffic around the world with Open Visual Traceroute

Open Visual Traceroute is a Java-based, cross-platform networking toolkit which displays the path of your web traffic on 3D world map.
Despite the “Traceroute” name, that’s not all. Bonus features include a Whois tool, and a …

Explore, troubleshoot and diagnose your network with PortScan
February 22, 2016 – 12:16 | Comments Off on Explore, troubleshoot and diagnose your network with PortScan
Explore, troubleshoot and diagnose your network with PortScan

Freeware developer The SZ has shipped a new version of PortScan, its one-stop network toolkit for Windows XP and later.
We last checked out the program way back in 2012, so the new release seems like …

PingPlotter is a visual network monitor
June 3, 2015 – 06:05 | Comments Off on PingPlotter is a visual network monitor
PingPlotter is a visual network monitor

The standard Windows Ping and Traceroute tools are capable enough, but their console interface is, well, basic, and GUI versions aren’t necessarily much better. All too often you’ll need to wade through tables to find …

Keep an eye on your network with EasyNetMonitor
April 16, 2015 – 09:55 | Comments Off on Keep an eye on your network with EasyNetMonitor
Keep an eye on your network with EasyNetMonitor

We’ve always liked tiny single-executable utilities, the type you’ll find at NirSoft and Sysinternals. The developers don’t waste time with gimmicks, massive icons or interface themes: they just concentrate on the core functions you need …

NetToolset is a handy suite of network tools
April 12, 2015 – 07:32 | Comments Off on NetToolset is a handy suite of network tools
NetToolset is a handy suite of network tools

NetToolset is a free-for-personal-use network toolkit for Windows XP+ which supports eight common functions: Ping, Traceroute+, DNS Lookup, Reverse DNS, Blacklist Lookup, IP Whois, Domain Whois and Port Scan.
The program is more about simplicity than …

Essential NetTools: 15+ networking tools in one free suite
March 3, 2015 – 12:36 | Comments Off on Essential NetTools: 15+ networking tools in one free suite
Essential NetTools: 15+ networking tools in one free suite

Troubleshooting network problems can be a nightmare, even for Windows experts, but equipping yourself with the right software can make all the difference.
As we wrote last month, NetCrunch Tools is a useful collection of common …

NetCrunch Tools is a free network troubleshooting toolkit
February 20, 2015 – 10:51 | Comments Off on NetCrunch Tools is a free network troubleshooting toolkit
NetCrunch Tools is a free network troubleshooting toolkit

If your PC network is misbehaving then you could turn to the standard Windows troubleshooting tools. But they’re mostly console-based, not exactly comfortable or convenient to use, even if you can remember all their various …

PingView is a versatile network monitor
February 12, 2015 – 07:54 | Comments Off on PingView is a versatile network monitor
PingView is a versatile network monitor

Managing networks is a tedious, time-consuming business, and if your needs are simple then it might be best not to bother. If a network device goes offline, so what? You can just deal with any …

PingHurry is a free visual Ping tool
November 3, 2014 – 06:28 | Comments Off on PingHurry is a free visual Ping tool
PingHurry is a free visual Ping tool

Ping is the most basic of networking troubleshooting tools, and easy enough to use, but its standard text output is, well, a little limited. Endless tables of figures make it more difficult for you to …