HoverIP is a comprehensive network software solution that shows you adapter configuration and lets you perform various IP tasks.
This isn't the kind of tool aimed at rookies, but more at professional users who know what's that a “ping” or a “routing table”.
But it's more important to note that HoverIP tries to make users' lives easier by offering them a plain and simple GUI, with a tabbed-based layout for quick access to any built-in feature. More Info »
You can find dedicated tabs for each main feature, including IP configuration, ping, traceroute, routing table and port scanning.
If you're looking for details on the current IP config, you can see the hostname, MAC address, IP address, gateway, DNS servers, DHCP status, note type and lease information.
As for the operations you can perform, HoverIP offers support for nslookup, routing tables, pings, traceroutes and port scanning.
Obviously, depending on the tab you click, you are required to input the address or domain you wish to check, destination IP, network mask or gateway, host, number of pings, packet size or IP ranges to check.
HoverIP is not a resource hog, but a moderate CPU usage was experienced during our test while the application was scanning an IP range. It lacks configuration options and a help manual that could really come in handy to less experienced users.
On the good side, HoverIP can be installed on any Windows workstation, be it XP, Vista or 7, and it includes the essential IP utilities to get information on both your computer and other servers.
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