IPNetMonitorX
IPNetMonitorX
2.7.3

3.5

IPNetMonitorX free download for Mac

IPNetMonitorX

2.7.3
18 March 2019

Tools help monitor your Internet connection (release candidate).

Overview

IPNetMonitorX is a powerful Internet/network troubleshooting toolkit for debugging Internet service problems and optimizing performance. Featuring 24 integrated tools, IPNetMonitorX is designed to help you quickly locate where the problem is and gather data which can be used to solve the problem either directly or through your Internet service provider.

Key Benefits
  • A complete Internet Toolkit. Consistent, integrated design affords speed and efficiency.
  • A floating tool palette allows you to see and access the tools you need quickly. The layout of each tool is optimized for the task at hand.
  • Comprehensive displays show TCP/IP in action, perfect for tuning network performance.
  • Fast, asynchronous, multithreaded design allows you to see network behavior as it happens.
  • Open and use multiple tools or instances of the same tool simultaneously from a single application.
  • Input fields support recent targets or history, auto-completion, and drag-and-drop. Automatically transfers data from one tool to another.
  • No need to login as root.
Tools
  • Address Scan
  • AirPort Signal
  • Bonjour Scan
  • Connection List DHCP Lease
  • DHCP Test
  • DNS Lookup
  • DNS Query
  • DNS RBL
  • Finger
  • Interface Info
  • Link Rate
  • Monitor
  • Ping
  • Port Scan
  • Server Scan
  • Service Info
  • SNMPd Config
  • SNMP Tool
  • Subnet Calculator
  • TCP Info
  • TCP Dump
  • Traceroute
  • Whois

What's new in IPNetMonitorX

Version 2.7.3:
  • Address Scan - update Ethernet OUI (Organization Unique Identifiers).
  • Build with Xcode 10 on Mojave.
  • IPNetMonitorX is notarized by Apple to work with Gatekeeper on future MacOS X.
  • Upgrade price reduced to $20 (free if registered within last 2 years).

27 IPNetMonitorX Reviews

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Steve-Frawley
11 January 2011

Most helpful

As a Mac user since 1984, I have used products written by Peter Sichel for probably over ten years back well before the end of the Classic Environment. Any time I had a question, Peter responded personally and helped me resolve any problem I ever encountered. It was usually helping me through the Voodoo that is networking protocols and its intricacies. I have used a variation of this program since System 9 and maybe before and would not be without it. Although regularly using other tools, I always keep a window (or several) open with the Monitor for 24x7 view of numerous ports I/O on every Mac I operate. Peter's support is among the best I have ever received in over 25 years and his innovative Phone Amego allows integrating via Bluetooth my iPhone and Google Voice with multiple Macs as well. I am a demanding user and Peter delivers great products that work well. He still supports software for machines that bit the dust many years ago, so he won't abandon you like many have me in the past. Stars did not work properly, but overal i Rate ***** and *** for ease of use, but Peter makes it easier with 5 star support.
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Version 2.6c3
Jkoenig24
06 November 2017
I haven't figured out how to use this App yet. Not sure exactly what benefit I'll get by using it.
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Version 2.6.9
1 answer(s)
Hermie
Hermie
14 November 2017
So you don't know what it's for nor how to use it, thus give the app a two star rating? Right.

Anyway, 2.7.0 won't finish booting on my 10.11.6.
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robstorovich
28 April 2015
Looks like it is not 10.10.3 (14d136) compatible. Same issue as referenced by others, shows 262 but downloads 242. I'll just do a VCB, via AE.
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Version 2.6.4
1 answer(s)
Peter-Sichel
Peter-Sichel
28 April 2015
Make sure you get a recent enough version for your system. Please Email directly if you have any trouble (psichel "at" sustworks "dot" com).
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carolusmagnus
10 December 2014
beware of the update trap! the application offered an update (!) from my version 2.6.2 to 2.6.4. after installation, i was asked to pay $35 to continue using the product. on top, my previous version was gone. while you can download v2.6 from the developer's website, there seems to be no way to update it to the latest free version (2.6.3) which would make it yosemite compatible. feels like a scam to me. if the developer wants to see money for new features, he could make it a paid upgrade to a new version 3.
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Version 2.6.4
4 answer(s)
Peter-Sichel
Peter-Sichel
28 April 2015
Your registration includes 2-years of free upgrades. You can always keep using the previous version you have, or download a previous version from my website. You are not required to upgrade (unless you want the latest features and compatibility).
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Ridogi
Ridogi
01 May 2015
I agree. I don't recall hearing about the 2 years when I purchased, and I don't see that info on the developer's site if I was buying it new now.
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carolusmagnus
carolusmagnus
17 May 2015
i was explicitely using the term "update" (not "upgrade"). if i use the "check for update..." function in ipnetmonitorx, i'm presented with a list of update versions with 2.6.5 being the only option that can be installed, and that's a paid UPGRADE, in my opinion. furthermore, as already mentioned, there is no way for me to UPDATE to the (free) version 2.6.3 that would make this software compatible with yosemite.

i also re-checked on what ridogi wrote: there is indeed no hint whatsoever on your website that there are 2 years of free upgrades included with the purchase, not in your shop and not in the registration faq.

i find your behaviour unfair and shady.


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Peter-Sichel
Peter-Sichel
17 May 2015
I'm sorry this information wasn't more obvious.
Help > IPNetMonitorX Registration

http://www.sustworks.com/site/prod_ipmx_help/html/RegistrationHelp.html

1) The release notes state this could be a paid upgrade based on when you last registered.
2) The previous versions are still available as described so you are free to re-download and continue using the version you had after trying any update.
3) All registrations come with a 30-day money back guarantee.
4) If you Email me directly, I'll be glad to help.

While it would be nice to give away my work forever, my business can't afford that.

Kind Regards,

- Peter
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Rickzeman
08 September 2014
Yosemite PB2 reports the application as damaged (though the image checksum is fine). Downloaded direct from Sustainable's site, too, with same result.
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Version 2.6.3
1 answer(s)
David-Empson
David-Empson
10 September 2014
I had the same issue on OS X 10.9.4 and contacted the developer. He's replaced the disk image on his web site (without changing the application version number) and the new one works for me.
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orgitnized
28 August 2013
I bought this last year and haven't had any issues with it whatsoever. I have worked with the developer on a couple of questions I had on its functionality or adding a tweak to an interface and he was extremely courteous and receptive. Yes, there's free tools out there - however some people love a front-end GUI where the features are ready to use out of the box. Some people aren't fans of hitting up the CLI and want to do a screenshot for clients with ore than simple text on a screen. There's not a ton of nice-looking, functional, stable apps that do what this one does in an all-in-one package from what I've seen. If you would use most of what is in the suite or it would make your troubleshooting process a bit easier, it very well might be a worthy investment for you; as opposed to trying to a la carte all of the apps and trying to remember their CLI argument(s) for the common features that are already included in this suite.
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Version 2.6
5 answer(s)
Rmathes
Rmathes
28 August 2013
I'm trying to get a feel for the intended audience for this app. Is it appropriate for the average user who runs a wireless network at home for him and his family? Or more for SysAdmin folks?
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orgitnized
orgitnized
28 August 2013
Hey Rmathes, Guess it just depends on what your use case is. I use it for networking when I want something that's right there in front of me to perform a task. Hey, sometimes I forget the syntax on nmap for port scanning UDP because I'm on the phone and want to see if I get a response on port 123 for UDP traffic, then send the screenshot quickly. Common work or home stuff can be: 1> DNS capabilities are helpful to ensure DNS is working and a quick button to flush your cache when necessary - this is quite common, as well as showing your DNS servers from the same section. 2> RBL lookups for your specific address at work or at home are very handy for checking out how you're doing with online reputation and network health. 3> Interface info gives you quick readouts on any errors your interfaces are experiencing. 4> Multiple windows are actually pretty handy if you wanted to screen capture a lot of diagnostic information at once. 5> Port scans are nice, when they aren't blocked since you can use single ports (for example) to see if you are able to actually connect on certain ports, like SMTP. This is common for home use when you are wondering whether or not an ISP might be blocking your port 25 access if using standard SMTP. 6> The link rate tool is a nice gem when you are looking to see how connection are responding locally or remotely, helping see where the congestion may lie (on their end or yours) and how your Internet pipe is performing overall. 7> Subnet calculators are nice, even for novices...maybe especially for novices - when looking to see how many hosts in a network for home use, and is handy when making your own small networks. That's quite common these days, given all the wireless stuff out there, media servers, etc. Not everyone wants to use a single 255.255.255.0 network ;) 8> Trace routes are always nice, and a GUI with 4 different trace options never hurts to have! 9> TCP dump for those issues that are pretty hard to figure out...this is nice to have in a GUI for home users that don't want to use tcpdump via the CLI. Some people just hate the CLI and don't want to do anything with sudo, arguments, and so on in that sometimes-unfamiliar text interface. 10> Nice help documentation to check out for each of the modules and a responsive developer rounds out what is essentially a top 10 list of sorts.
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Rmathes
Rmathes
28 August 2013
thank you for that terrific and very informative response! one other question, if I may: does it include tools that allow one to tweak their network settings to get maximum throughput and reliability from their broadband connection?
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orgitnized
orgitnized
28 August 2013
You're welcome. It will certainly depend on what issues you are experiencing with a broadband connection, but it's certainly nice to be able to screenshot issues for technical support. A common thing that is used for broadband troubleshooting, depending on the technology being used (like cable or DSL) are MTU values. The included ping tool would be maybe one of the (surprisingly) most useful tools for finding your best or max MTU that should be programmed in to your router that's connected to a cable modem or DSL modem. I commonly use this for finding the best MTU values on DSL, because it's a bit finicky when using a default 1500 for connections (which is commonly used in most default configs for home routers) instead of tweaking it down further in the low to mod 1400-range. I've had business clients that used 1500 out of the gate and had Internet experiences that resulted in high packet loss and really sluggish connections. Finding the max MTU and programming it in to the router (where applicable) was, in some cases (but commonly with DSL) a night and day difference. As odd as it sounds, ping and namebench (available here on MacUpdate) would likely give you some pretty good stats on what DHS servers work best for you at home, as well as your best MTU values. Those have been the 2 most common issues I've seen with getting the best performance out of your network once you leave your LAN.
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Rmathes
Rmathes
28 August 2013
ok, I'm sold. Gonna go buy it now. We own a small business that runs a wireless network through Airport Extreme sourced from Time Warner Business Class cable modem service. And at home, residential grade Time Warner cable modem service. In general it's pretty reliable, but if things go south it would be great to have tools to assist in diagnosis, and if I can use this toolset to optimize our network configuration to get even a 1% increase in performance, it's well worth it. I very much appreciate the time you took to type up these thoughtful and informative replies. thanks again.
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Jazzyguy
27 October 2012
Excellent App and well worth the money.
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Version 2.6
Noivad
20 April 2012
I had IPNetRouter & Monitor back in the OS 9 days, and it was amazing how powerful, easy to configure and comprehend it was. To other discounting the "G" part of the UI: Don’t. Being able to easily pull up all your information quickly and easily saves a lot of time and lets you absorb the information faster. I have a Network+ Certification, and having used this before I got my cert. made it a lot easier to get my bearings in networking. Sure a real CLI pro could script multiple Terminal windows opening up at once, but an inexpensive, flexible GUI facade that is updated regularly and well supported is something many NetAdmins do not realize they need. If you are a network admin and you save 12 minutes a day (completely possible IMO), at the end of the week you have another hour to do something else, including actually eating lunch out of the office. So, yeah it’s worth $60 considering it will pay for itself in within a month in saved man hours. Even a home user with a complicated setup could benefit for a fraction of the price of professional tools. Sure it’s not “perfect” and there could be several graphical and feedback improvements, but the price:performance ratio and ROI is pretty awesome. But that’s just my opinion, and your mileage my vary. So, download the demo and try it out. What have you got to lose?
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Version 2.6c5
mymon
10 January 2012
If would be a very nice sotware if it could graph pings like smoke ping or pingplotter thats something I'd love to have for MAC I wonder who is the target for this? I dont think any IT guy will pay even $20 for it cause people who need tcpdump etc know already how to do all of these from command line
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Version 2.6c4
1 answer(s)
Peter-Sichel
Peter-Sichel
28 April 2015
Thanks for the suggestion. Who is the target audience? People who want resolve network problems or understand how their network is behaving.

There's a lot more than ping like the Address Scan tool that can lists hosts on your LAN, or the DHCP tester that can check DHCP server performance or identify rogue DHCP servers. The TCP Info tool lets you see TCP/IP in action including duplicates and retransmits. It's not any one single tool, but the combination of so many in a convenient form.
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Kharntiitar
10 January 2012
Is this just a GUI interface for the already built in to mac os x versions of these tools, or have they been re-written somehow to make them better?
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Version 2.6c4
2 answer(s)
David-Empson
David-Empson
10 January 2012
Click the "Visit Developer's Site" link above and scroll down for a detailed explanation. A few features are just a GUI over tools supplied with Mac OS X. Some features have equivalents supplied with Mac OS X, but IPNetMonitorX has its own implementation, which the developer claims are better. There are also some features which don't come standard with Mac OS X (e.g. SNMP tool, TCPFlow).
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Kharntiitar
Kharntiitar
10 January 2012
Thanks for the explanation :D
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Steve-Frawley
11 January 2011
As a Mac user since 1984, I have used products written by Peter Sichel for probably over ten years back well before the end of the Classic Environment. Any time I had a question, Peter responded personally and helped me resolve any problem I ever encountered. It was usually helping me through the Voodoo that is networking protocols and its intricacies. I have used a variation of this program since System 9 and maybe before and would not be without it. Although regularly using other tools, I always keep a window (or several) open with the Monitor for 24x7 view of numerous ports I/O on every Mac I operate. Peter's support is among the best I have ever received in over 25 years and his innovative Phone Amego allows integrating via Bluetooth my iPhone and Google Voice with multiple Macs as well. I am a demanding user and Peter delivers great products that work well. He still supports software for machines that bit the dust many years ago, so he won't abandon you like many have me in the past. Stars did not work properly, but overal i Rate ***** and *** for ease of use, but Peter makes it easier with 5 star support.
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Version 2.6c3
$70.00

3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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