NetTest is a simple network connectivity tester designed for remote-support environments. Itâ€™s lightweight, meaning itâ€™s easy to deploy through Active Directory, e-mail or whatever other means you want to use. Itâ€™s also extremely easy to use so that in remote support situations the often-computer-illiterate end users can help diagnose network issues by simply hitting a button, no more â€œokay, go to the Start Menu, open up a command promptâ€¦â€ situations.
How To Use NetTest: NetTest is ready to use â€œout of the boxâ€, so all you need to do is press the big button. Unconfigured, NetTest will show â€œN/Aâ€ for the Remote Server since there is no set IP for it. To set the IP for the Remote Server, go to File > Set Remote Server and type in the IP address you would like to test (we do not recommend using a host name as failed host name pings will throw an exception â€” see â€œKnown Issuesâ€ below). The Public Server is a Google DNS server (188.8.131.52) and was chosen because it is stable, long-lived server that should be around a while.
Version History for NetTest:
- each test now has customizable host addresses
- each test displays IP address that gets pinged in text box
- ping test returns round-trip times in milliseconds
- improperly formatted IPâ€™s no longer throw exception and return â€œInvalid IP!â€ in UI
- Windows XP / x86 compatibility
- official support for IPv6
- official support for ping by hostname
- added button to menu bar â€“ kills and restarts application
- added condescending help dialog
- UI layout changed to reflect advanced functionality