Why Can't I Connect? Alternatives

    Why Can't I Connect? is described as '"Why Can't I Connect?" makes it easier to resolve TCP/IP connection errors. Use it to diagnose connections to common server types (Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL Server, FTP, SFTP, IMAP, POP3, SMTP, IRC, LDAP, Usenet) and create generic TCP/IP clients and / or servers' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are three alternatives to Why Can't I Connect? for Windows, Linux, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is netstat, which is free. Other great apps like Why Can't I Connect? are ping.exe (Paid) and s_client (Free).

    This page was last updated Dec 13, 2015

      • FreeProprietary
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      Displays active TCP connections, ports on which the computer is listening, Ethernet statistics, the IP routing table, IPv4 statistics (for the IP, ICMP, TCP, and UDP protocols), and IPv6 statistics (for the IPv6, ICMPv6, TCP over IPv6, and UDP over IPv6 protocols).
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      • Windows
      Verifies IP-level connectivity to another TCP/IP computer by sending Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Echo Request messages. The receipt of corresponding Echo Reply messages are displayed, along with round-trip times.
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      • FreeProprietary
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      The s_client command implements a generic SSL/TLS client which connects to a remote host using SSL/TLS. It is a very useful diagnostic tool for SSL servers.
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