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Since 1994, Scott Lowe has been providing technology solutions to a variety of organizations. After spending 10 years in multiple CIO roles, Scott is now an independent consultant, blogger, author, owner of The 1610 Group, and a Senior IT Executive with CampusWorks, Inc. Scott is available for consulting, writing, and speaking engagements and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you could just run Ethereal/Wireshark... interface is a lot better and its apparently much more powerful.
Ping Plotter is a essentially a fancy trace route tool. I bought it several years ago when it was $15 and it has help me find hard to find issues a few times. You are doing what equates to a continuous trace route command. This allows you to see when the route changes. This helped me catch a weird issue where the route was changing periodically on my network. It has also helped me show our ISP the router in their network that was dropping our packets. It gives the percentage of packet loss at each hop along the way. For the Network Professional this is a great tool. They wouldn't buy it for me at work so I bought it myself. I don't regret it.
Interesting tool for someone who is network savy. Definitely not for the casual troubleshooter but definitely an asset for the network experts.
is there a way ping plotter can detect if a file is being block(from an internal or external router for example) from being displayed or played