Network Ping

Network Ping

Network Monitoring Application
Product Version 1.0
Platform: Windows
Price: Free

Network Ping is an application to visualize and monitor TCP/IP networks in Tree Topology Representation through a simple Windows Explorer style interface. You can Batch Ping Network hosts to verify IP connectivity, perform DNS IP Lookup of host names, resolve IP addresses into physical addresses through MAC Address Scanner, discover IP addresses through IP Range Scanner and gather Ping statistics.

Network Ping is designed to be the first tool of choice in the tool-chest of network administrators, website administrators, software developers, IT department in small/medium businesses and organisations, and technology enthusiasts for routine network monitoring and isolation of network issues.

Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring

Network Testing

Network Testing

Network Troubleshooting

Network Troubleshooting

Key Features

  • Batch Ping

    Batch Ping

    As soon as your network grows beyond a handful of hosts, monitoring the same by individually pinging all the hosts becomes a tedious task. Network Ping allows you to batch ping multiple hosts / multiple IP addresses configured as a part of a Network and display the ping status of individual hosts as nodes in the Network View.

  • Tree View

    Tree View

    Network Ping enables you to create a logical tree topology representation of your Network comprising of active and passive Network Devices and display the same in a Tree View similar to that of Windows Explorer. Tree topology being the native topology for the IP networks, this allows for much more realistic representation and effective monitoring of your IP Networks as compared to the conventional batch ping applications which show results only in list form.

  • IP Scanner

    IP Scanner

    In IP Range Scan mode you can use Network Ping to scan IP addresses in the configured ranges for alive hosts on the network that respond to the ICMP echo request, and lists them under the respective Range nodes in the Network tree. The ranges can be any contiguous series of IP addresses viz subnets, supernets, and CIDR blocks. You can then cut/paste or "drag and drop" the nodes to the user defined network. This method also aids in quick creation of the Network tree as compared to manually creating nodes from scratch.

  • MAC Address Scanner

    MAC Address Scanner

    In MAC Address scan mode you can use Network Ping to lookup the MAC addresses (Physical addresses) through their IP addresses using the ARP table maintained by Windows. The windows ARP table gets updated during each ping command using the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), and the resolved Physical addresses are also listed as a part of Node properties in Network Ping.

  • IP Lookup

    IP Lookup

    In IP Lookup mode the host names are resolved into corresponding IP addresses through the local DNS resolver cache / FQDN DNS Query to preferred DNS server and the resolved IP address are used to ping the hosts on the network. You can selectively enable the IP Lookup mode for each host on the network, and the resolved IP addresses are also listed as a part of the Host properties in Network Ping.

  • IP Connectivity

    IP connectivity

    There are many proprietary IP based network monitoring solutions provided by various vendors which recognize and show the status of only specific devices of their own make while ignoring the others, and operate at higher layers in the protocol stack. Network Ping is a generic IP layer configuration and monitoring tool which can be used for any IP based Network irrespective of the vendor. TCP/IP networks comprising of routers, servers, managed and unmanaged switches, computer hosts, and other TCP/IP enabled devices and printers

  • Network Connections View

    Network Connections View

    A Windows based computer connects to the outside world through the 'Network Interfaces', a set of information that enables your computer to connect to the Internet, a network, or another computer. Network Ping scans your computer for active TCP/IP Network Interfaces and displays them under appropriate category - Ethernet Connections, Wireless Connections, and Dialup Connections along with their assigned IP addresses. Thereafter, you can create custom user networks attached to a specific Network Connection IP address.

  • Alerts and Reports

    Alerts and Reports

    The Output pane shows the current progress of the ping process along with the response received from the host being pinged. The status pane displays the cumulative ping statistics for the host namely packets sent, packets received, packets lost, minimum round trip time, maximum round trip time, and average round trip time.