Network Tools Category

Change DNS Server – DNS Natru

DNS Natru Server Changer

Easily Change your DNS Server with DNS Natru. This Free Portable Tool created by AltroBlog makes changing DNS servers  a snap. Select from one of several configured settings such as Open NIC, Google Public DNS, Open DNS, Bulldog, Internap, Timewarp, DYN, Yandex, FoolDNS, MegaLan, Anonymous DNS, and more. DNS Natru includes a built in DNS Server Benchmarking tool to help you find the fastest servers.

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Find Bluetooth Devices Near You BluetoothLogView

BluetoothLogView - Bluetooth Device Monitor

BluetoothLogView is a Free and Portable Bluetooth Monitoring Tool created by NirSoft. It can be used to monitor nearby Bluetooth activity (Find Bluetooth Devices Near You). Once running, it keeps a log of each Bluetooth device it detects. Whenever a Bluetooth device arrives or leaves Bluetooth detection range, a new log line is created containing the Devices Name, Description, Address, Event Time, Event Type and Time, Major and Minor Device Type, and Manufacturer.

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WebCookieSniffer – Capture Cookies

WebCookieSniffer - Capture Web Cookies

WebCookiesSniffer is a packet sniffer tool created by NirSoft that can be used to view or capture cookies from the sites you visit and view them in a cookies table. The cookie string and the host or site that sent or received each cookie is displayed in the top section. When you select a cookie string from the upper panel, the cookie string is parsed and displayed as name value format in the bottom section.

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Complete Internet Repair – Fix Network Problems

Complete Internet Repair

Complete Internet Repair is a no nonsense portable tool created by rizonesoft. As the name suggests, it can be used to attempt to fix or repair any internet related problems with your computer, including network problems. This tool can be particularly handy if you happen to experience one of the following situations.

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Wireless Network Watcher – See who is using your WiFi

wireless network watcher

Wireless Network Watcher is a Portable Free Network Monitoring tool created by NirSoft. It can be used to view or see who is using your Wireless Network (Who is on your WiFi). The tool scans and creates a list of every computer and device that is currently connected to your wireless network. The IP address, device name, MAC address, and network adapter manufacturer is displayed for each computer connected to the wireless network.

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DomainHostingView – Domain Host Lookup

Domain Hosting View

DomainHostingView is a Free Portable WHOIS Domain Lookup tool created by NirSoft. It can be used to View Domain Hosting Information for any Website Domain. Information such as the domain name owner, domain name registrar, created changed and expire dates, web and mail server hosting company, domain name server and all DNS records, etc.

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DNSDataView – DNS Lookup Tool

DNSDataView - DNS Lookup

DNSDataView is a Free DNS Data Checking tool created by NirSoft. It can be used to check the IP Address DNS records (MX, NS, A, SOA) of domains “Lookup Domain Host”. DNSDataView includes the ability to specify a DNS server. The Retrieved DNS records can also be exported to a text, xml, html or csv file.

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Simple Ping

Simple Ping

Simple Ping is as the name suggests, a Ping tool created by PCWinTech. It enables you to keep an eye on your internet ping by pinging a select I Address, so that you can tell if any slow loading problems are related to your ping. Simple Ping sports a few settings that can be adjusted to suite your needs.

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MyIP – Get My Internet IP Address

My IP Address

MyIP is a Free and Portable tool that can be used to display your Internet IP address. It will also display any local IP addresses assigned to the first three network adapters of a PC.  Both the LAN and WAN IP Addresses can easily be copied and pasted into other programs.

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Nassau – Display Network Connections

Nassau - View Network Connections

Nassau is a Free and Portable Network Connection Viewer Utility created by run.to/sz. It can be used to View, List, or Display All Network Connections and starts minimized to the taskbar. Connection information such as the IP, Gateway, and DNS server of each Network Adapter is listed in a structured window for the listed user/computer.

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Mac MakeUp – Change MAC Address

Mac Makeup - Change MAC Address

Mac MakeUp is a Mac Address Changing Tool created by Marcello Gorlani. It enables you to change the MAC address “Spoof MAC Address” of any network interface controller “NIC” on your Windows PC. Very useful if you wish to be assigned a new IP on a cable network, as the IP is typically assigned to the MAC address of the NIC that is directly connected to the cable modem, and will try to reclaim that same IP so long as the MAC address is the same.

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RouterPassView – Find Router Password

routerpassview in action

RouterPassView is a Portable Router Password Recovery Tool created by NirSoft. It works by attempting to find your Login Password and or Wireless Keys from your backup router configuration file.  Note that you must have a backup configuration file for RouterPassView to read, and not every router configuration file is supported, however I have found that most of the popular older Routers are.

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Get My IP – Find Local and Internet IP Address

Get My IP - Display LAN and WAN IP Address

Get My IP is a Portable and Free IP Address Retrieval Tool. It can be used to display your Local Internal (LAN) IP Address as well as your Internet External (WAN) IP Address. Very useful if you host games or share applications via a LAN or over the Internet and need quick reference to both internal and External IP Addresses for Port forwarding etc.

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Free IP Scanner

Free IP Scanner

Free IP scanner is a Free and Quick IP scanner and port scanner created by Eusing. It can be used to monitor your local network. It works by pinging each IP address to see if it is alive, and if so, resolves the “NetBIOS Info” workgroup name, hostname, user, mac address, and ports.  This data can then be exported as a text file. Configurable Port Scanning options are also available.

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HeidiSQL – SQL Database Manager

HeidiSQL - Portable SQL Database Manager

HeidiSQL offers a Portable Freeware SQL Database Manager. A very useful Remote SQL Software tool for users who want to remotely manage their MySQL Databases from any PC. Browse databases, manage tables, run queries, execute scripts, etc. Pretty much everything you can do with serverside SQL managers like phpMyAdmin, can be done remotely and portably with HeidiSQL.

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SqlDbx – Free SQL Manager

Free SQL Database Editor- SqlDbx

SqlDbx is a Stand Alone Free SQL Manager or SQL Frontend created by ACS Technologies, inc. A database management tool (SQL IDE) that provides a means to manage your SQL databases to run queries, execute scripts and browse database objects. SqlDbx is a portable SQL Database Editor that requires no installation. It is Free for non-commercial use.

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Simple Port Forwarding

simple port forwarding on linksys router

Simple Port Forwarding is a Freeware Portable Network Routing Tool created by PCWinTech. It can be used to control Router Port Forwarding options directly from the tool. Simple Port Forwarding supports the most popular routers on the market. It also has built in port setting options for many P2P programs, games and other commonly used applications, virtually eliminating the need to research which ports need to be forwarded.

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NetRouteView – Network Route Viewer for Windows

NetRouteView

NetRouteView is a Portable Network Route Viewer for Windows. Created by NirSoft, it lists the currently active routes on your network. NetRouteView can display destination, mask, gateway, interface IP address, metric value, type, protocol, age, interface name, MAC address and more. Additional features include the ability to add new routes, and modify or delete existing routes.

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Wireshark – Network Protocol Analyzer

Wireshark - Network Protocol Analyzer

Wireshark is a Free and Portable Network Protocol Analyzer. It can be used to capture and examine network traffic (packet data) from a live running network. Cool options such as display filters are available to help isolate the network traffic sections you wish to monitor. If you have ever needed to find out exactly what information is being sent to and from your computer and where this information is being sent to or coming from on a network or over the internet, you need Wireshark.

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IPInfoOffline – IP Information Tool

IPInfoOffline IP Information Utility

IPInfoOffline is a Free Portable Software that allows you to view detailed information about IP addresses, without connecting to a server on the net. Created by Nirsoft, IPInfoOffline queries a built in database containing information about each IP address. IP block range, Organization, Assigned Date, Country Name, and Country Code are displayed. This information can then be copied to a clipboard, or saved to a xml, html, csv or text file for future reference.

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MACAddressView – MAC Address Tool

MACAddressView - MAC Address Lookup Tool

MACAddressView is a Portable and Free MAC Address Tool created by NirSoft. It can be used to Lookup MAC Addresses and find MAC Address Information for network adapters. Information such as company details (company name, address, and country) by the MAC address of the product. MACAddressView utilizes it’s own internal MAC addresses database to display the information about the MAC Address.

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eToolz – Network Tools

eToolz is a Free Portable Software that contains many essential network tools. Authors Quote “The Most Important Network Tools in One Application”. eToolz contains networking tools like a Ping ToolTraceroute Tool, DNS Lookup Tool, Whois Tool, Pagerank Checker, Mail Checker, HTTP Header Information Checker and much more. A tiny and super useful Portable Application worth adding to anyone’s collection.

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Connection Monitor

Connection Monitor is a Free Stand Alone Portable utility that can be used to monitor inbound and outbound socket connections. knowing which network and internet connections are taking place can help you keep your network secure. Connection Monitor scans existing connections and displays the local address and port, remote address and port, TCP UDP protocol and status of those connections.

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VB IP Ping

VB Ping is a Free Portable Ping tool that enables it’s user to quickly and easily Ping an IP Address while logging the Ping results. VB Ping can be run in either manual mode or automatic mode and can log Date, IP Address, Data Sent, Return Status, Address (dec), Round Trip Time, Data Packet Size, Data Returned, and Pointers.  Number of pings can be set between 1-10000 and a timer or delay of between 5-120 seconds can be determined.

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Network Stuff

Network Stuff is a Free Portable Network Tool that can be used to perform various network diagnostic functions such as Telnet, Ping, Traceroute, Whois, DNS resolver, retreive MAC address, retreive IP address, view TCP/UDP/ICMP stats and much more. A very handy portable network diagnostic tool to add to your arsenal.

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LAN Search Pro – Portable File Search

LAN Search Pro is a free Portable File Search tool that enables it’s user to quickly search for specific file names or file types across an entire LAN (local area network). Once files have been found, the user can open and view, move, copy or rename the items. Here are some examples of how this Portable File Searching utility might be used.

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WirelessNetView – Portable Wireless Network Monitor

WirelessNetView is a Free Portable Wireless Network Monitor that can be used to detect and monitor any wireless networks that may surround you. This application can be stored and run entirely from a portable USB device. When a wireless network is detected, the SSID, MAC address, signal quality, channel frequency and number, detection counter, RSSI, authentication algorithm, and cipher algorithm can be retrieved and displayed.

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BluetoothView – Portable Bluetooth Monitor

BluetoothView is a Free portable application that can be used to detect and view any Bluetooth activity surrounding you. If a Bluetooth device is detected, BluetooothView will display the name, address, device type, and detection times. The tool can be setup to notify it’s user when a new Bluetooth device is detected, by displaying a notification in your task bar or by playing a sound. This tool runs in the background and can be stored and launched from a portable device.

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WirelessKeyView – Recover Wireless Network Keys

WirelessKeyView is a Free portable tool created by NirSoft that can be used to recover lost Network Keys. It recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) that have been stored in your PC via the Wireless Zero Configuration service of Windows XP or the WLAN AutoConfig service of Windows Vista. You can either copy individual keys to the clipboard or export all keys to a text, xml or html file.

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Look@LAN Portable Network Monitor

Look@LAN is a Portable application that allows a user to monitor which clients are connected to a local network. It will display the IP addresses of any computer attached to your local network and will determine if the machines are online or offline and can display if the computer is using a Windows operating system or not. You can limit scan ranges based on IP address, network adapter, or port types. Plus the utility ships with ping, trace-route, and a tree-based network viewer already built in.

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