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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.

Thank you.

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There are several options that I can think of:

  1. Loggger (open-source internet speed logging, easiest option)

  2. Paessler Network Monitoring (comprehensive monitoring tool, has a free tier) or Ipswitch (trial version)

  3. Kantu Browser Automation (freeware, use the API or command line to script real web browser tests with VBS or Powershell)

  4. SaaS solutions like Monitis (requires you to install a local probe that sends data back to their server)

  • Thank you for the several options. I will test Loggger and see if it fits the requirements! – BlunT Apr 19 '17 at 12:46
  • -1 for Loggger, it does not seem to allow multiple destinations. I am using it nonetheless, but is does not fit the requirements of the question. – BlunT Apr 19 '17 at 14:41
  • Ah, right. As workaround, you could use a highly reliable destination e. g. something hosted on blogger.com (Google) or similar (that is what I did when I used it). Or modify the source code ;) – Bobby231 Apr 19 '17 at 15:57

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