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 Ping and TraceRoute Utilities

Our Top Picks:   
NeoTrace Size: 791k Shareware: $29.95
NeoTrace is an award winning high-speed graphical traceroute with integrated whois and ping. It is extremely fast, simple to use and returns a wealth of information. NeoTrace is very popular for detecting network problems and finding net information, it is also a great tool for Spam hunters. Used by the FBI, US Customs, NATO, Interpol, and other government agencies.
NetInfo Size: 1,533K Shareware $25.00
NetInfo is an award-winning ultimate network toolkit. Designed for both new and experienced users, NetInfo provides all the tools you need to help diagnose network problems and get information about users, hosts and networks on the Internet or on your Intranet. Features Local Info, Connections, Ping, Trace, Lookup, Finger, Whois, Daytime, Time, Quote, HTML, Scanner and Services, organized as independent windows allow multitask operation.
NetScanTools 4 Size: 1,672k Shareware $25.00
A collection of common and specialized utilities that have their roots in the UNIX© operating system. NetScanTools brings them to the Windows? environment commonly found in the home and business environment. NetScanTools? network client utilities list: Name Server Lookup (NSLOOKUP), Zone Transfer domain listing, Ping, Traceroute, Whois with automatic server selection, Port Scanner, Network Ping Sweep Scanner (NetScanner), Time Sync, Finger, Ident Server, NetBIOS Info and local shares, Daytime, Quote, Chargen, Echo, Winsock Info, Services and Protocols database checks, Telnet-like Terminal, Hosts file Management and "What's New At NWPSW"--a simple URL grabber.
Ping Monitor (by JC Software) Size: 1.39Mb Shareware $39.00
The program allows the user to create a list of IP addresses then periodically ping each computer at a user specified time interval. If the host computer fails to reply to a ping request, the program can trigger different alert messages and alarms; including e-mail, run third-party programs, or communicate serially or over the network to a remote computer. It can also perform a full trace route when a ping request fails, perform a WhoIs look up of the IP Address to identify the network company, and has the option to play a Wav sound file when a ping request passes or fails. ZDNet Editor's Pick
TJPingPro Size: 842K Shareware: $12.50
A powerful, widely acclaimed ping/lookup/traceroute utility for Win 95/98/NT/2000. It's fully configurable, multithreaded, and is very fast. All configuration options, hosts, and interface settings are remembered from session to session. The host manager allows the user to give a Profile Name to each IP address/DNS name. Double-clicking on a Profile Name pings the corresponding address. It also supports in-place label editing of Profile Names. All output can be logged to a user-specified file. The ISPinger feature keeps your Internet Service Provider connection from being disconnected due to inactivity. TJPingPro can run in the System Tray under Win 95/98/2000/NT 4.0.
WS_Ping Pro Pack Size: 800k Shareware:$37.50
Provides all the tools you need to help diagnose network problems and get information about users, hosts, and networks on the Internet or on your intranet. With WS_Ping ProPack you can: Verify connectivity to a particular device on your network; Quantitatively test data connections between your computer and a remote system; Trace the path to a network host or device; Obtain information on host names and IP addresses; Scan your network and list devices and network services; View summary information about a network host or device,  including the official hostname, IP address, and contact information (from the Whois database); View Simple Network Management Protocol values as well as Windows network domains, hosts, and workstations; Search information (such as user's full names and e-mail addresses) available through LDAP
VisualRoute Size: 2,330k Shareware:$37.50
A visual, fast, and integrated ping, whois, and traceroute program that automatically analyzes connectivity problems, displaying the results on a World map. VisualRoute combines ping, whois, and traceroute all into one program with the point and click ease of a graphical interface.
Other Software Sites:

If you are looking for additional sources of Utilities, try these sites:

Beverly Hills Software
This sites been around a long time, and they do a great job. Software is rated, and easy to find, but some days the site seems a little slow.  
Great site, although a bit tough to navigate. Literally hundreds of programs are available.


SunBelt Software
Sunbelt Software is the world's first and largest provider of 'Best of Breed' NT Utilities. You get mainframe quality tech support, and the best tools all from one source. They also have a few great mailing lists, an online Tech "University", and a tech Glossary.

Well organized, and fast. Gotta love a page that gives a "Five Cow" rating for software. However, you may have to wade through a ton of end user software before you get to applications that you may actually find useful. NT Shareware
One of our favorite sites. All of software is well organized, lists license status, price, size, download time, etc., and the site is searchable.

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