Sure, you can PING from the Command Prompt and get the information you need from there, but PingTerminal steps it up a few notches by giving you a graphical representation of what’s going on, and allowing you to PING and TRACERT at the same time in the same window.
The graph on top isn’t showing much for drop because I was able to get good PING replies from the pcmech.com server, but you get the basic idea of how PingTerminal works. Punch in an IP or website on the right (under HOST), optionally check off host name resolution and trace routing, press Enter, and off you go.
For troubleshooting connections on a LAN level in particular, PingTerminal is an excellent utility for troubleshooting a device on the network to see exactly how slow or fast it’s response times are.
Did I mention this utility is totally free?
Grab it here: http://www.itsamples.com/ping-terminal.html
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