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Microsoft Network Monitor Alternatives

Microsoft Network Monitor is described as 'packet analyzer. It enables capturing, viewing, and analyzing network data and deciphering network protocols. It can be used to troubleshoot network problems and applications on the network' and is a Network Monitor in the network & admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Microsoft Network Monitor for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and SaaS. The best alternative is Wireshark, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft Network Monitor are PRTG Network Monitor, WinPcap, NetworkMiner and cStatus.

Microsoft Network Monitor alternatives are mainly Network Monitors but may also be Network Analyzers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Network Monitor.
This page was last updated Jun 21, 2022
  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Microsoft Network Monitor is a packet analyzer. It enables capturing, viewing, and analyzing network data and deciphering...

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  1. Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.

  2. PRTG Network Monitor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    An advanced network monitoring solution to monitor network up/downtime, traffic and usage. Features include availability, performance, and bandwidth monitoring (SNMP, WMI, packet sniffing, NetFlow), instant alerts, reporting, failover clustering.



  3. WinPcap

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    WinPcap is the first successful port of libpcap (originally developed for Unix-like operating systems) for Windows.

    Discontinued

    Development ceased. See statement on download page: https://www.winpcap.org/install/default.htm

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  4. NetworkMiner

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    NetworkMiner is a Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT) for Windows. NetworkMiner can parse PCAP files and regenerate/reassemble transmitted files and certificates from PCAP files with HTTP, FTP, SMB, SMB2, TFTP and several other protocols.

  5. cStatus

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    A free, reliable tool to scan and monitor networks.



  6. SmartSniff

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    SmartSniff is a packet sniffer that capture TCP/IP packets and display them as sequence of conversations between clients and servers.

  7. PCAPdroid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    PCAPdroid is an android app to capture the phone traffic and analyze it remotely (e.g. via Wireshark). The traffic can be easily downloaded from a remote device thanks to the integrated HTTP server, or streamed to a remote UDP receiver.

  8. PsPing

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    PsPing is a command-line utility for measuring network performance.

  9. Packetyzer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Packetyzer provides a Windows user interface for the Ethereal packet capture and dissection library. Ethereal is used by network professionals around the world for troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and education.

    Discontinued

  10. HTTPNetworkSniffer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Packet sniffer tool that captures all HTTP requests/responses sent between the Web browser and the Web server and displays them in a simple table.

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