NetworkLatencyView v1.22
Copyright (c) 2013 - 2014 Nir Sofer

Description

NetworkLatencyView is a simple tool for Windows that listens to the TCP connections on your system and calculates the network latency (in milliseconds) for every new TCP connection detected on your system. For every IP address, NetworkLatencyView displays up to 10 network latency values, and their average. The latency value calculated by NetworkLatencyView is very similar to the result you get from pinging to the same IP address.
NetworkLatencyView also allows you to easily export the latency information to text/csv/tab-delimited/html/xml file, or copy the information to the clipboard and then paste it to Excel or other application.

System Requirements

  • This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows 2000, and up to Windows 8. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.
  • In order to capture the TCP packets properly, you have to install one of the following capture drivers:
  • You can also try to use the 'Raw Socket' method without installing any capture driver. However, this method doesn't work in some systems, as well as the latency values detected by using this method are not very accurate.
  • When using Network Monitor driver on 64-bit system, you must use the 64-bit version of NetworkLatencyView.

Versions History

  • Version 1.22
    • Added 'Copy Destination Address' option.
  • Version 1.21
    • Added columns names ('IP Address' and 'Adapter Name') to the adapters list on the 'Capture Options' window.
  • Version 1.20
  • Version 1.15
    • Added 'Destination Country' column, which displays the country of the destination IP address. Requires to download Ip-To-Country database file separately. See the 'IP Address Country/City Information' section for more information.
  • Version 1.12
    • Fixed bug: The 'Promiscuous Mode' check-box in the 'Capture Options' window was not saved to the configuration file.
  • Version 1.11
    • Added 'Last Latency Time' column, which displays the last time that latency value was added.
  • Version 1.10
    • Added 'Latency Display Mode' option - Show the first 10 latency values or show the most recent 10 latency values.
  • Version 1.05
    • Added 'Automatically Sort On Every Change' option.
    • Added 'Scroll Down On New Items' option.
  • Version 1.00 - First release.

Start Using NetworkLatencyView

Except of a capture driver that you may need to install, NetworkLatencyView doesn't require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - NetworkLatencyView.exe
After running NetworkLatencyView in the first time, the 'Capture Options' window appears on the screen, and you're requested to choose the capture method and the desired network adapter. In the next time that you use NetworkLatencyView, it'll automatically start capturing packets with the capture method and the network adapter that you previously selected. You can always change the 'Capture Options' again by pressing F9. After choosing the capture method and network adapter, NetworkLatencyView starts to display the latency of every TCP connection initiated on your system.

IP Address Country/City Information

NetworkLatencyView allows you to view country/city information for every destination IP address ('Destination Country' column). In order to activate this feature, you have to download one of the following external files, and put the file in the same folder of NetworkLatencyView.exe:
  • http://software77.net/geo-ip/: Download the IPv4 CSV file, extract it from the zip/gz file, and put it in the same folder of NetworkLatencyView.exe as IpToCountry.csv
  • GeoLite City database: Download the GeoLite City in Binary / gzip (GeoLiteCity.dat.gz) and put it in the same folder of NetworkLatencyView.exe
    If you want to get faster loading process, extract the GeoLiteCity.dat from the GeoLiteCity.dat.gz and put it in the same folder of NetworkLatencyView.exe

Integration with IPNetInfo utility

If you want to get more information about the destination IP address displayed in NetworkLatencyView utility, you can use the Integration with IPNetInfo utility in order to easily view the IP address information loaded directly from WHOIS servers:
  1. Download and run the latest version of IPNetInfo utility.
  2. Select the desired connections, and then choose "IPNetInfo - Destination IP" from the File menu (or simply click Ctrl+I).
  3. IPNetInfo will retrieve the information about destination IP addresses of the selected items.

Translating NetworkLatencyView to other languages

In order to translate NetworkLatencyView to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run NetworkLatencyView with /savelangfile parameter:
    NetworkLatencyView.exe /savelangfile
    A file named NetworkLatencyView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of NetworkLatencyView utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run NetworkLatencyView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run NetworkLatencyView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.

License

This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !

Disclaimer

The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

Feedback

If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to nirsofer@yahoo.com

Download NetworkLatencyView (32-bit)
Download NetworkLatencyView (64-bit)

NetworkLatencyView is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of NetworkLatencyView, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'networklatencyview_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed NetworkLatencyView utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
DutchJan Verheijen 01/07/20141.22
FrenchGilles PEDROLI 23/07/20131.00
German Latino auf WinTotal.de 29/06/20141.22
Greek geogeo.gr 23/07/20131.00
Italian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 08/03/20141.20
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 08/03/20141.20
RussianDmitry Yerokhin 30/06/20141.22
Simplified Chinese ؾ (Localized by Bojun Li) 04/11/20131.12
Traditional Chinese (GqE) 03/11/20131.12