Network Ping is a software test tool for maintaining and debugging network problems on a local area network (LAN). Get an easy view for a full subnet on a single screen. Look at the screen to the left displaying the status for devices 192.168.2.0 - 192.168.2.255. Green and the device is working, yellow, there is a problem, and red, the device is not any longer on the LAN.
Need telnet access to a router, no problem, a Telnet console application is also included.
Compared to the Lite version the full version has:
- Up to 400 entries can be saved in the device list, the lite version is limited to 4
- Telnet to any port
- Subnet ping is not interrupted after 255 ping request.
- Ping a single IP address
- Ping a subnet to give an overview for 253 IP addresses
- Traceroute, to determine the route taken by packets across an IP network
- Telnet console, for simple access to a router or UNIX Server
- Display the iPhone IP address
- updated device list
- bug fixing
Ratings and Reviews
Traceroute doesn't work on AT&T...and support is rude!
The software is programmed to stop the traceroute at the first unresponsive hop. The problem is, the first router on AT&T's network is unresponsive, which means that traceroutes can't be completed on AT&T's network!
A normal traceroute program will continue attempting to ping further routers even after an unresponsive router, and often, it will find further routers.
I emailed the company about this bug (it should be a relarively simple fix) and received the following reply back:
>this is how the software is designed to work. If you need another functionality, look for another product, as there are no plans to change the trace route functionality.
>jan f - mochasoft support
I know this software is free, but with this kind of an attitude from support staff (or the developer himself/herself, if it is a single-person company!) does not engender loyalty.
I don't think I'll be purchasing any products from this company.
It's helpful for me...
I really like this. When I can't reach a website, or know if my computer is online while away from home, I can ping my home network, and since I use another gr8t app, PC2Me, it's helpful to know if someone (like my kids) have shut down my PC so they can get more bandwidth for their XBox Live account. So then I can call them and tell them, go boot up my PC, I need to access it!!! I think it's a good tool, have not tried out all the features yet, so can't comment on all of them, but the straight up PING works well!
Great app that does what it should
First, if you don't even know what ping does, you probably shouldn't rate this app. Don't rate it down because you aren't familiar with a common utility that can be learned in minutes with a Google search.
Anyway, this app is great. You can quickly check latency and check if your subnetwork is up and running. Just what I was looking for.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.