I want to install software on a few windows computers to determine network performance.
My client is having problems with network access, and since installation and configuration was not made by me, I want to determine if the problem is related to the internal network being badly configured, or if the internet access is failing.
My idea was to install a windows software that would ping (or something similar) a few locations at predefined intervals. I would ping one or two internal network pcs, the internal switch, the router, and a few sites online (google and / or others).
I would leave the tool running and in a day or two I would be able to determine if the failures were happening at the same time internally and externally, which would rule out internet problems, or if only external acess was being affected, ruling out internal network problems.
Does anyone know of a good tool that would allow me to achieve this, or a good alternative method for trying to assess the cause of the problem?
Further info: I am not present at client location, and the few times I went there, internet and internal network access was working normally, so I would need something to sit there working a few hours or a few days.