TCP Monitor Plus is a portable network toolkit
February 13, 2017 – 07:43 | No Comment
TCP Monitor Plus is a portable network toolkit

Portable network toolkit TCP Monitor Plus has had its first update since 2015, adding a snapshot feature and some handy display tweaks.
The program opens with a scrolling graph of network traffic, and assorted low-level stats …

SoftPerfect’s World Route 1.0 is a simple visual traceroute
October 11, 2016 – 04:34 | Comments Off on SoftPerfect’s World Route 1.0 is a simple visual traceroute
SoftPerfect’s World Route 1.0 is a simple visual traceroute

Australian developer SoftPerfect has shipped World Route 1.0, a free for Windows (commercial for Mac) visual traceroute which plots your internet traffic on a world map.
The package is built for simplicity. Type your destination domain …

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 …

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 …

TCP Monitor Plus is a handy network toolkit
October 10, 2014 – 07:27 | Comments Off on TCP Monitor Plus is a handy network toolkit
TCP Monitor Plus is a handy network toolkit

When you need to understand what’s accessing your PC’s internet connection then installing a network monitor will tell you more. GlassWire is a great example, easy to use yet providing in-depth reports on all your …

Ping, Telnet, Whois, DNS – Network Stuff crams a host of networking features into one portable tool
August 8, 2011 – 12:36 | Comments Off on Ping, Telnet, Whois, DNS – Network Stuff crams a host of networking features into one portable tool
Ping, Telnet, Whois, DNS – Network Stuff crams a host of networking features into one portable tool

Network management can be a complex business, often requiring a whole suite of tools to carry out properly.
Or you could just download a copy of the free, open-source Network Stuff, which crams much of what …