Network – Router – Internet tools

Some tools you may (will) want to add to your collection

Router Commander
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/router_commander.html

Setup a Static IP Address
http://portforward.com/help/setup_static_ip_address.htm
Open Port Check
http://portforward.com/help/portcheck.htm
Try the Port Forwarding utility (not free)
http://portforward.com/store/PFCSetup.exe

Open Visual Traceroute (Windows/Linux/Mac)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/openvisualtrace/ 
vTrace
http://vtrace.pl
3d Traceroute
http://www.d3tr.de.nyud.net
GeoData IP (Opera plugin)
http://code.highspec.ru/gd4ip_about.htm
WIP Geo-tools for Firefox
https://www.wipmania.com/plugins/

IPv6 Readiness Test
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/ipv6/test-ipv6.html
IPv6 Speed Test
www.ipv6-speedtest.net

DNS Benchmark
www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm

Windows own network info does not give you much feedback, so..
LanLights (up to XP)
www.paulmather.net
tbbMeter (very useful for mobile and limited accounts)
www.thinkbroadband.com/tbbmeter.html
AddGadgets Network Meter (Vista and up)
http://addgadgets.com/network_meter/

Tweakers
SpeedGuide.net
Analyse: www.speedguide.net/analyzer.php
Optimise: www.speedguide.net/downloads.php
www.speedguide.net/articles/windows-7-vista-2008-tweaks-2574

Cablenut
www.cablenut.com
www.j79zlr.com/cablenutXP2k.php

BT Network Optimiser (basic)
http://support.zen.co.uk/kb/Knowledgebase/Broadband-MTU-Tools

SpeedNeed (v.basic. updated for Win7)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/speedneed/

Test your tweaks
http://www.dslreports.com/tweaks

Tools collections
www.all-nettools.com/toolbox/
http://mabsoft.com/nettools.htm
http://thedatalist.com/pages/Web_Trace_Tools.htm

Internet Router traffic
www.internetpulse.net
www.dslreports.com/routerwatch
http://internettrafficreport.com
www.akamai.com/html/technology/dataviz1.html

Ageing techno-hippy armed with a radio show and not afraid to use it.

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  1. Some Windows tools I can’t seem to live without:

    [b]Country TraceRoute[/b]: similar to the tracert tool of Windows, but with graphical user interface, and it’s also much faster than tracert of Windows. CountryTraceRoute also displays the country of the owner of every IP address found in the Traceroute
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/country_traceroute.html

    FlashCookiesView is a small utility to manage Flash Cookies:
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/flash_cookies_view.html

    [b]TCPView[/b] is a Windows program that will show you detailed listings of all TCP and UDP endpoints on your system
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897437
    (Process Explorer and AutoRuns are also high on my list)

  2. Thanks for the reminder. I was intending on adding some NirSoft tools.
    I use the all-in-one NirSoft Launcher, with all the Sysinternals tools added (and a few others), so I keep forgetting
    This post is actually copied from my gamer blog, and is primarily aimed at getting gamers and game servers online.
    The cookie manager would be better on one of my security pages.

    I am now noticing that most of the URLs are not clickable 🙁
    This site is soooo fussy !
    *note to self: Call it a feature. It adds flexibility.

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