NetCrunch Network Tools is a free collection of networking related applications for devices running Microsoft's Windows operating system.
The application is available for free, but you need to sign in to an account before you can use it. You may use some third-party services for that, or create an account directly within the software. While you are asked to enter an email address and other information, nothing appears to be verified at this point in time.
The application itself has been designed for network administrators, webmasters, and advanced users. It lists the available tools on the left side, and the interface of the selected tool in the center.
The tools are separated into the three groups Basic IP Tools, Subnet Tools, and Scanners.
The Basic IP Tools group lists five applications that you can run:
The Subnet Tools section lists three applications:
Scanners finally lists four applications that let you run various scans:
Most tools support options which you can reveal with a click on the ... menu icon in the main interface. For ping, it allows you to change the timeout, packet delay and data size for instance, and for DNS info the DNS server and port used for the lookup.
NetCrunch Network Tools is a handy collection of networking related applications for Windows devices. The program worked well during tests, and there is little to criticize when it comes to functionality apart from missing export options. The forced registration is unfortunate on the other hand.
Now You: do you use network tools regularly?
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