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Giveaway of the day — Pingotron PRO

Manage your devices and communication channels in local and TCP/IP networks.
$23.95 EXPIRED
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Pingotron PRO is made for network administrators, webmasters, and Internet service providers. Pingotron allows managing devices connected to a local network (computers, printers, etc.) and communication channels in TCP/IP networks.

Basic features:

  • Custom ping time;
  • Graphical and numeric representation of ping results;
  • Generating lists by groups;
  • Sound alarm, e-mail notifications, network notifications, and blinking tray notification of failures;
  • Logging ping history;
  • Logging failure data;
  • Ping statistics in numeric and graphical format.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Publisher:

Pingotron.com

Homepage:

http://www.pingotron.com/pingpro.htm

File Size:

3.08 MB

Price:

$23.95

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#54

Very useful type of program to have. Didn't get this software, but I have (and do on a regular basis) used programs like this, and they're great. As long as this lives up to the GAOTD quality standards (and I'm sure it does), it's a great program.

Reply   |   Comment by Smartzkid  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#53

Thanks developers for the fine program and for such gift to users. I it with pleasure use also houses, and on work. For a long time looked for the program of similar purpose which would satisfy to my inquiries. Now I am very happy with the Pingotron Pro!
Alexander, Ukraine.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexander  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

#53 continued

Need to mention that I think that the price for this program is reasonable. Usually several posts remark on the advertised price of the offers on GOTD - but seemingly none today. Hence my own comment on the matter.

There are free programs available for many commercial applications. I don't feel that all of the software I use has to come without a cost to me. I would expect that many authors of software can not be altruistic all of the time. Goodwill does not always fill the belly.

Reply   |   Comment by Bigun  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

#17
Agree! Of late I have found the "Oh" and "Zero" with "el" and "I" in the same serial string. I am also finding "copy and paste" becoming a pain with some schemes designed to foil its use. Can't say that I have seen any code mixed with all three.

Why use upper case letters at all? There are just as many lower case letters in my alphabet as there are upper case letters.

Reply   |   Comment by Bigun  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

I still donot see any need for this for a normal home computer. I find that so many of the programs that are suposed to help actually do the opposite and slow things down.


I hope this is nt one of those.
good luck;.

Reply   |   Comment by ken kelly  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

This program is actually pretty useful but i agree with others that it is for commercial use. I will buy it for my business infrastructure because the free softs out there are not as robust and do not support a serious size network; without mishaps.

Reply   |   Comment by nuclearwerewolf  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

@Terry, it's in a text file. mark and copy it in 4 segments and-or edit it onto 4 lines.

That's easy. how do you get a local macine respond to a ping, and can you you use url's for ip's?

I'm rather a block today- had my mind on how to send a packet every couple of seconds at a gateway port?

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

It sure would be more useful if this program could query specific ports. My SMTP and HTTPD are down but this program doesn't alert me because the server is still up. How about allowing it to query specific common (or uncommon) ports so people can use it for something more important then WoW.

Reply   |   Comment by goKev  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

Hello All,

My bad!! When I copied and pasted the registration code in instead of typing it - it worked just fine! Apparently there IS a difference between 0 and O. I have Glaucoma and did not see it. Works great now! LOL!
Michael

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Kelly  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

I agree that PacketTrap's pt360 (www.PacketTrap.com) network management software is the best i've seen. It does it all. There's a free and paid version too that includes Cisco tools. Really cool.

Reply   |   Comment by network_e  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

I'm not the most computer literate person, so the description of this product went right over my head. Could somebody give me the dummy's guide to what this product does and why I might need it?

Reply   |   Comment by Kristen  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Just to update on my prior mail. The GOTD did trace successfully to the giveaway of the day website, after increasing the timeout threshold and decreasing the packet size.

Cheers
Paul

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Wo  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

There is nothing scary about this utility. It is basically
a ping (echo a site to get a response time) and trace (trace
the actual route taken to get to a given site (together with
cumulative response times each step along the way).

The program is slick enough with some nice bells and whistles
in support of ping and trace. The interface if intuitive
and well thought out.

You could run trace to find out about where
in the world a given web site is. For instance an email you've received indicates it’s they are your local bank but trace may tell you otherwise. For instance if the last jump off point in trace is Nigeria or heaven forbid Canada :) maybe you've got a problem; when last time you checked you live no where near these places.

Of course in real life this tool is mainly useful
in dealing with network response issues; where the
above is just an illustration of what the tool does.

Trace will not work for all sites, but has likely
more to do with what I don't know about networking
or what servers have done to protect themselves against
malicious network activity - than any shortcomings of the tool itself.

(trace on www.majorgeeks.com tells routes me to Dallas)
(trace on www.snapfiles.com tells routes me to Phoenix)
(trace on www.giveawayoftheday.com gives me "unknown response"
even when I up the timeout threshold)

Anyway in summery the GOTD is not for everyone but excellent
at its chosen task.

Thanks GOTD!

Cheers
Paul

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Wo  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Definetly falls between high end commercial network monitoring tools and SOHO tools.Many complex large network monitoring and security tools will provide an integrated approach towards security and and other aspects among pinging.Thus providing screen real estate too.lol,

Reply   |   Comment by hakan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

@25 Kiril

If all people would write this way they wouldn't waste so much space.
And it remains undrstbl 2 me. :)


About "gonna":
Did you read this comment:
http://open-dictionary.com/Gonna

Reply   |   Comment by ~ Robert ~  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

It don't seem to do anything... It does nothin usefull.

Reply   |   Comment by neerz  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Will say as soon as I figure out how it works I know it will be handy! Downloaded and registered just fine! Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Arle  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Sorry to see that Vista is not officially supported according
to the GOTD product profile. This may account for some of the
problems under Vista. As is frequently the case some products
do indeed work under Vista, when the official supported platform
is not 'beyond' XP.

Bubby on another note , for the most part I think your comments are useful but with all due respect I think a light hand is sometimes
advised in terms of deleting posts and moderating feedback.
Some comments stand on their own merits. I think this will encourage
more free and open dialog amongst the participants of this forum.

Respectfully
Paul

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Wo  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

#17: I can't believe GOTD and Pingotron use O and 0 in their registration codes. That's just sadistic. Plus masochistic, since people will nag them to say that the code doesn't work.

If you have to have a complex code, at least allow it to be pasted -- don't make four fields (or eight or twelve) that have to be entered separately.

If you have to make people type a code (and most people can't type to save their life), at least make the characters non-ambiguous. Don't allow both 0 and O, or both l and 1. I know how to change the font or get a hex readout, but most people have to rely on what they see, and three quarters of the time those characters look the same in a registration code.

Come on, Bubby, even you can see that. :-P

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Sounds good, but ... there are a lot systems that don't run Windows, and I have three of them!

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

What does this program actually do? I read the details on GAOTD and the software's website and can't understand what they are saying. :(

Reply   |   Comment by b0ngdiggy  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

It seems like a nice program but I think it's only for advanced users.

Reply   |   Comment by John Chow  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

When putting in the serial.... COPY AND PASTE

Reply   |   Comment by apricealert.com  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Download and registration went just fine, easy in fact (copy + paste). I don't know anything about this so I'm hoping to learn, I just know my son's pc pings at 2000 sometimes when he's playing Halo online. I have 4 pc's on one router, 2 wired and 2 wireless, will it tell me what they are pinging at or should this be installed on each of them?

Thanks GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by mommyof5  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Hats off to Bubby and the rest of the crew Bubby Your comments are the best, i thank you guys for some intelligent interaction here at GAOTD it's a very nice and needed enhancement. I might just install PingOTron due to the comments thanks because otherwise I would not have known that I could do these things with it!

Reply   |   Comment by StanP.  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Yes, the registration number is all cap letters and 4 numbers.

I download this as I have a wireless router and a Voip router. If I lose connection I have no phone!
I can tell if I have lost connection just by looking at the lights on the Voip router, but whose going to do that all day. I can tell also by looking at the cable modem lights.
My NetMagic program also alerts, but not by sound.

This software is very good for network use. This way I don't have to manually ping my computers and the other devices that run them.
My ISP has a tendency of going down every now and then, which I believe is maintaninece they won't admit to.

Suki

Reply   |   Comment by sukibabe  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Hello #13, check #17 - ants, this had me confused for a while, I typed in O instead of the numeral 0 and off course the program would not register until I changed O to 0

regards
ned

Reply   |   Comment by ned  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

#14 - What they need is to rate the program, not their ability to use it. Voting an app or game down because someone doesn't need or want it is wrong.

Perhaps there could be a separate "I have no need for this app" vote to help people understand that... That and a link back each day to how to activate software... :)

Reply   |   Comment by RocketGeek  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Right place, right time. I think I'm gonna like this program. I've been having problems with my internet connection (ATT says they are upgrading), but did not have good data on how much outage, when, etc. Now if I could find a tutorial to help me figure out the best way to use this fortuitous software...Can anyone tell me where one is?

Reply   |   Comment by windowsexplorer  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

#15, vilulf

About #12.

I'm afrd, it's not undrstbl 4 me. I know my Engsh is n't fluent, but dis is out of my mnd, @ all. Am I wrng?

Peace

Reply   |   Comment by Kiril Kanev, Bulgaria  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Hello,

This looked like a great program but I also could not get it to register on my XP SP2 computer. I am the network admin of my home's network and it made no difference here. On the good side - it did uninstall cleanly.

Michael

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Kelly  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

I like #14 suggestion. They need another option to go with thums up,and thumbs down. Like "Does not apply", "Cannot use" or similar. People giving thumbs down because they cannot use the program gives the false impressiom that the program is no good.

I think that anyone with internet access should be able to use Pingtron Pro.

I like it. It works for me to ping my ISP. Should work for other web sites too. We all are just glad that it wasnt another screensaver Sunday!!

Reply   |   Comment by Chukc  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Hi Bubby,

Just want to say Thank you for being online to give us reply and advise.. appreciate your effort. Today sw is more for commercial so guess is not for home user. Thanks GOTD. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Jul  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

I have a feeling it might be used for hacking purposes...Meh.

Reply   |   Comment by Baloogaproductions  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

checked tha program now, won't be workin on my cell phone

Reply   |   Comment by Alabasterwoman  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

I agree to #14.
People, If you don't have a need for the program, WHY THE ^#&^#*& DO YOU VOTE IT DOWN? That's like driving by a movie theater, seeing a movie you have no interest in is playing, slamming on the brakes, running inside and screaming at the customers for watching such a stupid movie.
WTF is wrong with you people?
1) Only vote on programs you use/need.
2) Only vote AFTER you have actually tried them.
3) Grow up

Reply   |   Comment by Chief CrazyBear  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

I am running Vista 32 home edition pro, and had no problem with install or registering, I did not have to go in as admin. The program will prove useful as I do a lot of on line gaming and the connection drops frequently, if I was paying to play like in WoW, this would be extremely annoying especially if I am in the middle of an interesting scenario. I have just one other comment about the user ratings, you should not be allowed to rate a program unless you actually post a comment or have a link that is activated when you actually download the game. In fact I would even recommend getting rid of the user rating all together and go by the comments only.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

#5 hi!
when registering, don't mess letter O and zero!

Reply   |   Comment by ants  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

nice software!

the "trace route" function works extremely well.

Reply   |   Comment by vilulf  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

#12.... what? lol

Reply   |   Comment by vilulf  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

I guess people are voting this program thumbs down just because they have no actual use for it.
What they need is a third thumb ,halfway up ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by ~ Robert ~  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

I cannot register the program. I am running Windows xp as an administrator.

Reply   |   Comment by Ray Hebert  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

tbh i dont no tha sense of this program. but i swear if i'd download and test it, it'd turn out to be a real good program y'all. i'll try

Reply   |   Comment by Alabasterwoman  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Will it interfear with my Network Magic software?
When I posted yours was the only comment up!
Yes, I see they now have corrected it.

Suki

From BuBBy: Yes, it should be ok, they look to be quite separate.
No sure what happened to the earlier response & comment. Strange?

Reply   |   Comment by sukibabe  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

BuBBy: What happened to my post?
I would like an answer to which Version is this, the Pro which the link takes you to or the one it says.

Also will this work with the software I already have installed?

Suki

From BuBBy: Well the screen I am looking at - it says Pro (which the download is). I thought your question was redundant as obviously they have fixed the headings and download link to refer explicitly to the pro version.

To answer your second question, I don't know what software you have installed.... so I have no idea. ;) The best person to test giveaway software on your computer is you - but this software is fairly simple and shouldn't intefere with most other programs.

Reply   |   Comment by sukibabe  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Used a lot of small tools in the past but this free one does it all for me packettrap

Reply   |   Comment by frank  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

nice!!
greate idea, and greate execution!
can act as a monitoring software for multiple machines enviornment.
i suggest you target the small business market, the ones who wo'nt buy whatsup or other costly monitoring sulotions.
good luck!
Livne

Reply   |   Comment by livne  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

finally... Somethin I can make use of. Maybe..

Reply   |   Comment by webmaster  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

I use Pingtron to monintor 2 things in real time:
1) my ISP gateway (to see if my net is up or down)
2) ping times to World of Warcraft datacenters :p

Since my PC is connected to a router, I am not immediately aware when the router's connection to my ISP goes down. With Pingtron, a small tray ballon would alert me; my settings are 1 second ping intervals, 2 (or 3) attempts before alarm, tray notify.

Bad pings are not good for real time online games like WoW; my settings are 1 second ping intervals, alarm if pings are more than 500ms, tray notify. In the past, I've also added all the datacenters to find the ones with the lowest ping times to me. A full list can be found at: http://www.wowwiki.com/US_realm_list_by_datacenter

I run torrents at full upload speeds (~90% of max) 24/7 except while raiding (WoW). It runs off a headless server PC and I firmly believe in sharing whatever I've grabbed. While using the internet, surfing, etc, I would also throttle back my upload speeds should I get an alert when my pings (to the datacenters) are getting bad.

Reply   |   Comment by Gaming Geek  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

looks interesting but it would not register when installed. tried 2 different folder paths and with/without caps lock. never had a problem with an application getting registered from gotd before, not a complaint, thought you should know in case there is an avalanche of the same sort of thing.

From BuBBy: Try running Pingotron as Administrator when you enter the registration code. (Not that it is relevant, but I assume you are running Vista)

Reply   |   Comment by inkblob  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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