Trace the route between you and a target address, in order to diagnose latency and packet loss issues, with this simple and intuitive tool
PingPlotter Freeware is a small Windows application whose purpose is to help you trace the route between you and a user-defined address (be it a website, VoIP provider, or online game server). The tool’s aim is to continuously gather and record information about any packet loss.
The clean feature lineup makes it easier for you to discover the program’s functions. The tool lets you insert the address that you want to trace in a dedicated panel, start or stop the tracing process, and view additional information about the recorded values with aid of a built-in graph that displays data in real-time.
PingPlotter Freeware gives you the possibility to tweak some dedicated parameters before triggering the process, such as the number of times to sample, delay time between samples (in seconds), as well as the number of samples that is included in the graph.
The utility continuously processes the user-defined address and displays the results in real-time in the main window. You can view data about hops, percentage of lost packets, minimum, maximum, average, and current time, IP address, DNS, and others.
What’s more, you are allowed to export data to PNG, GIF, or BMP file format, copy the information (text or image) to the clipboard, so you can easily paste it into other third-party applications, color the graph background yellow or red if values exceed a user-defined value, and ignore the first hop.
Tests revealed that PingPlotter Freeware carries out a task very quickly and without errors. It doesn’t eat up a lot of CPU and memory, so the overall performance of the computer is not hampered.
To sum things up, PingPlotter Freeware comes packed with a handy suite of tools for helping you trace a certain address, and is suitable for all types of users, regardless of their experience level.
- 10 megabytes of disk space. This does not include any saving of collected data in PingPlotter
- 16 megabytes of free RAM will go a pretty good distance here though
- At least a 500mhz CPU is recommended, although slower CPUs work fine – just slower
- .NET 4.5.1 (for v.5)
- See the route packets follow
- Measure latency and packet loss
- Ten minute history graph
- Watch performance as it happens
- Save and reload data
- Insert Comments
- ICMP packet support
- High performance, low overhead engine
- Uses multiple threads for increased performance
- Save as image command
- Send email command
- Trace IPv6 addresses