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    What are the best Ping Tracer alternatives?

    Ping Tracer is described as 'continuously pings each network host between your computer and a given destination, helping visually identify the source of connectivity problems' and is a Network Monitor in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Ping Tracer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Linux, Mac and iPhone. Most alternatives are Network and Uptime Monitors. The best alternative is PingPlotter, which is free. Other great apps like Ping Tracer are Down For Everyone Or Just Me? (Free), mtr (Free, Open Source), WinMTR (Free, Open Source) and SmokePing (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 24, 2022

    1. PingPlotter is a graphical traceroute and ping tool that visualizes network performance in a way that makes identifying the source of problems quicker and easier.
    2. An easy way to check whether a website is down for everybody, or just your own computer.
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    3. mtr combines the functionality of the 'traceroute' and 'ping' programs in a single network diagnostic tool.
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    4. WinMTR is a Free Network Diagnostic Tool WinMTR is a Windows application which combines the functionality of the traceroute and ping utilities in a single network diagnostic tool.


      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.92, released in February 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    5. Smokeping is a latency measurement tool. It sends test packets out to the net and measures the amount of time they need to travel from one place to the other and back.
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    6. Venmon is a compact size system monitoring utility and multi-ping tool for Windows. It can monitor system memory, processor, battery life, uptime, idle time, network traffic, and drives.
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    7. An open-source trace route/ping analyser. Pingnoo provides an easy to understand analysis of the route between the client computer and an endpoint on the internet (or LAN)
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    8. GPING (Graphical Ping) is a powerful utility that pings and graphs multiple hosts simultaneously over a user-defined polling interval and generates detailed graphs. It comes with plethora of options for novice as well as advanced network engineers.


      Hasn't been updated since 2016.

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    9. MultiPing is an application built for monitoring one or more TCP/IP hosts, while providing detailed historical information about the collection period.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
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