MultiPing 2.20.1

Reviewed by Pete Daniel on - Version tested: 2.20.1

"Network monitoring tool - graphical results."

Overview

MultiPing is a data monitoring tool that is capable of collecting data on one or several TCP/IP hosts.

Graphical displays are used to depict data traveling over TCP/IP hosts. The information can be viewed in real-time and also past data collection can be seen to provide a more historical viewpoint too. The so-called PingPlotter engine is used to be able to monitor different hosts at the same time, keep an eye on server uptime, robust performance levels, or just be aware when hosts stop responding to requests.

There is a detailed alert system that can use the data being collected from TCP/IP hosts and be set to alert the user based on when certain conditions have been met. In this way, the software can act as an early warning system when a server has just gone down due to a fault, become unresponsive due to being overloaded, etc.

Installation

The installation completed without any issues.

There was no adware, toolbars, spyware or malware included with the setup package.

MultiPing requires Windows 98 or later.

Interface

The interface for this elaborate ping program is quite slick and well designed. It includes a number of activity graphs with good use of color.

There is a brief menu system at the top. Ping intervals can be changed directly within the interface.

New targets to ping for responsiveness can easily be added in the “New Target” text entry box. Below this is a list of historical IP addresses and web addresses that have been pinged. Files can also be used to pull in a series of web sites to check.

To the right is a list of the current IP addresses and web sites to check. Useful information and a graph for each entry is shown.

Overall, the interface is well designed and certainly one of the nicer packages to use when checking ping times and responsiveness.

Pros

  • Monitor multiple TCP/IP hosts every 60 seconds
  • Monitor hundreds of targets simultaneously
  • Add new targets to a list
  • Store lists of targets in a central file
  • View IP and DNS names alongside ping responses and graphs
  • Attractive timeline viewer
  • Alert system which includes sounds, executable launch, icon changeover, sending out emails and updating a log file
  • Supports both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Trial period

Cons

  • The user needs to be familiar with a ping program to get the best out of the software

Alternatives

PingPlotter Standard edition is capable of monitoring network performance and includes a number of useful network tools.

Conclusion

MultiPing is an efficient and useful ping checking application that is capable of monitoring many web sites and IP addresses and checking them every minute or less.

Requirements: Windows 98 or higher

What's new in this version: See website for details.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested MultiPing on 18 Feb 2017 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
MultiPing Antivirus Report

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