Essential Networking Tools For Anyone

Essential Networking Tools For Anyone

If you have no idea what youre doing and freely admit it then you’ll benefit from this list of tools from around the internet.  If you have a masters degree, 20 years of experience and time in a fortune 50 tech giant, you’re like me and you’ll find this list of tools a benefit to you.  Everyone needs to know some of this sometimes…and rather than looking for this or that tool every week I can now just go to my blog.  Here are several free technology tools..

Computer Tools ANYONE Can USE

Internet Speed Test
The Internet Speed Test tool shows the results of your upload and download burst rates.

IP Address Lookup
The IP Address Lookup tool is designed to give you an idea of where your IP Address or the IP Address you lookup is located.

Is It Down Or Just Me?

Seriously I use this all the time. I dont want to be the person who calls a support desk for help and says they are having an outage, cause 9/10 no you the customer are the outage.
So I use this site to tell me if its a conspiracy or a systemic problem.

IP WHOIS Lookup
The IP WHOIS Lookup tool will provide you with the IP Address owners information.

Hostname Lookup
The Host Name Lookup tool looks up the Host Name of the IP Address you enter.

Server Headers Check
The server headers check tool returns include CharacterSet, Content-Type, Last-Modified, Server, StatusCode, Set-Cookie, and X-Powered-By.

Email Header Analyzer
The Email Header Analyzer tool can provide the originating IP address from the email header.

Blacklist Check
Check to see if your IP address or domain name is blacklisted.

User Agent Info
Displays your User Agent String and Screen Resolution.

DNS Lookup
The DNS Lookup tool can be used to find the IP address in the DNS records of a certain domain name.

Reverse DNS Lookup
Use the Reverse DNS Lookup tool to find the domain name associated with the corresponding IP address.

Proxy Check
The Proxy Check tool test your connection to see if a proxy is detected.

IP Widget
You can use the WhatIsMyIP.com Widget to show a visitor’s IP information on your site.

Port Scanner
Use the Port Scanner tool to provide you with information regarding valid methods of connecting to a network.

Networking Tools For Admins

DNS Stuff Why isnt your website loading? Well…ton of reasons so lets start at the beginning…your DNS and name servers.

MX Toolbox –  No one can seemingly email ya, or you’ve gotta troubleshoot some email list marketing thing and need help?  MX Toolbox offers a lot of useful stuff.  Avoid their pitches to just hire them to manage your mail servers…doing that isn’t learning it.