PingView is a simple network monitor. After running a wizard, it creates a visual tree of important network components. While it runs, it wakes up periodically and checks that all required components are online and accessible.
PingView does real-time monitoring of small- to medium-sized wired and wireless networks using a variety of testing methods such as the well-known "ping" and selective TCP port probing. (Most modern routers, modems, and wireless equipment respond to standard "pings.") Instead of specifying network elements in a flat list, PingView allows you to indicate the network "topology," or the relationships between elements. For example, your router should respond to a "ping" before your DNS server is tested since a router failure will block all further access to the Internet.
When a failure occurs, PingView marks the location of the failure. The target information can contain the location of the device and the corrective action to be taken (restart, call someone, etc.).