Ping is a network administration utility, which is used to test the reachability of a hosts on an IP based network. It also measures the round trip time for messages sent from the originating host to a destination computer. GPING (Graphical Ping) is a portable network administrators utility which pings specified hosts and generates graphs for multiple host responses simultaneously. It periodically pings the added hosts over a user defined polling interval which helps to keep a regular check on the activity of servers, routers, client computers and the like. GPING is a GUI for the command prompt Ping command, with the option to ping multiple hosts simultaneously with graphical network data overview. It provides the option to monitor the default timeout, polling interval and round trip time for the selected hosts. A list of multiple hosts can also be imported to quickly load and monitor devices with the assigned host names.
To get started, enter a hostname and click Add Host to queue it for periodic monitoring. Also select a timeframe for checking the host (e.g. hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or annually).
You can also import a host name file from the button at the button toolbar or the File menu Import option.
Click Start Gathering Data button (play icon at the bottom of the interface) to start getting information about the added hosts.
You can set default timeout, graph interval, polling interval, generate a log file, save and reset preferences from the Preferences menu.
GPING is an easy to use GUI which can help keep periodic track of numerous devices across the network and to verify if any of them has gone offline. Clicking on the graph button (next to the time interval drop down menu), displays the round trip time for each added host in a graphical format.
GPING is open source and works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.