Help PingHurry

The main purpose of this application (version 1.2.2.0) is performing fast IP connectivity checks by starting a ping command. This can be done within a quick accessible and user-friendly interface. This application gives you also the possibility to start a TCP port scan against the target address.  This application also offers you quick access to the built-in networking tools within Windows.

How to start

  1. Left click on the system tray icon    or use the hotkey CTRL + ALT + Hotkey of your choice.
  2. Above the system tray the PingHurry window appears.
  3. Type your IP or hostname within the targetfield and press the Enter key or select the Ping button.
  4. The ping will start if the address is valid. The valid address will be placed just right below the targetfield.
  5. The running ping can be followed on the Graph Tab or within the Results Tab.
  6. The Graph Tab contains a flat (2D) and 3D view and can be zoomed by making a mouse selection in the Graph window.
  7. The Results Tab shows also the running ping task information.
  8. The ping task can be stopped by pressing the Stop button or typing a new target address or running a Target task or Local Task.
  9. Exit the application with a right mouse click on the system tray icon    and choose exit.

User interface

[1] Target field
Paste or type a valid IP or hostname and start the ping process by hitting the Enter-key or press the Ping button. You can also paste an URL or UNC path directly in this target field. If you change the target field after you started a ping task, the ping and port scan tasks will be stopped.

[2] IP address
This field shows the selected IP address after validation/forward lookup of the target address. When multiple IP addresses are detected in the forward lookup process they can be selected within the IP address list. (3)

[3] Button IP address list
Select other IP addresses for the target. This button will not be highlighted when only 1 address is available.

When selecting a different IP address, the ping task will start all over again. The ping task resumes when selecting the same or Cancel button.

[4] Button Reset target autocomplete
Reset the previous typed target addresses, and start creating a new history list. All valid target addresses will be remembered for future usage if this is selected within Settings. The target history is limited with 50 addresses.

[5] Ping Options

Option Description
Ping loss Every ping that is lost within the specified timeframe will be counted in this field. They are marked with the yellow color within the Graph. Use the Zoom function in the Graph to diagnose them.
Timeframe (min) Specify the timeframe in minutes that will be displayed within the Graph. The default value is 5 minutes and min value is 1 minute and the max value 30 minutes.
Interval (sec) Specify the interval in seconds. The default value is 1 second and the max value 30 seconds.

[6] Results & Graph & Port scanner Tab

Both tabs will display the ping information for the selected target address.

Results Tab
It displays information for ping / target / local tasks. All this information can be exported. (see Result tasks)
When a ping task is running, you can double click this window and it will open a Windows Command window with a ping task to the same target address. This results window is limited with 100K lines. (it will reduce with 50K lines)

Graph Tab
It displays the ping response time for the target address in (ms). The Graph can be zoomed by making a mouse selection in the Graph. A horizontal scrollbar will be visible and you can switch between a flat (2D) and 3D view. The zoom function can be reversed by selecting the left mouse button on the horizontal scrollbar.

Port scanner Tab
It displays a TCP Port scanner which can be used to check open ports on the target. You can scan a port range of your choice or you can search a specific port in the Listed Port viewer. Higher the wait time to get better results if your target has a high response time.

 Option Description
1. Start scan Start the TCP port scan.
2. Wait time (ms) Select a custom wait time in ms.
3. Port range Select a custom port range. If the option "Listed TCP Ports only" is selected only the known ports a scanned within the selected range.
4. Port List viewer Search for a specific port within this viewer and directly scan the specific port of your choice.
5. Clipboard Copy the open port information to the clipboard.

Note:
The port list with it’s descriptions that is used, comes from the website “keir.net”. For more information click the following link.

[7] Tasks and quick access

Target tasks
The group Target tasks contains several tasks that are performed against the target address. Target tasks will stop a running ping task.

Target Tasks Description
Trace route Determines the path to a target address and lists the time required to reach each hop.
Reverse Lookup Show reverse lookup information for the selected address. Picks the address from (2)
Get MAC Get MAC finds the media access control (MAC) address and transport name for a local or remote machine. This task can be run across a network and requires account permissions on the target.(WMI-access) This task runs under the account that runs PingHurry.
RDP Connect and login to a remote machine using the Remote Desktop Protocol.
RDP Console Connect and login to a remote machine Console using the Remote Desktop Protocol.
Browser Launch a browser with the selected target address as URL.
Custom App Launch you custom target task which you can specify within the settings of PingHurry.

Local tasks
The group Local tasks contains several tasks that are performed on the local computer. Local tasks will stop a running ping process.

Local Tasks Description
IPconfig Shows the local networkadapters IP configuration.
Flush DNS Flushes the local computer DNS cache.
ARP table Shows the ARP information for all network interfaces that uses ARP.
Routing table Displays the routing table.
IP Connections Displays all connections and listening ports and FQDN format for foreign addresses.

Result tasks

Result Tasks Description
Results > Clipboard Export results to clipboard.
Graph > Clipboard Export Graph to clipboard and paste it in the program of your choice.
Results > Notepad Export results directly to notepad or export only failed or ping times higher than a certain time. (see screenshot below)
Erase Results Cleanup the results.
Always erase Results Cleanup the results between every new ping/target/local task.

PingHurry - Export to Notepad

Quick Access
Quick launch the item of your choice. PingHurry will be minimized after selecting one of the buttons.

Quick Access Description
Windows Firewall Start Windows Firewall management console.
Network Adapters Start Network Connections overview.
Network center Start Network and Sharing center.
Internet Properties Start Internet Properties.
Management Start Computer Management.

[8] Target History & Quick commands

Target History
This tab offers you a history of previous targets. Right mouse-click a previous target to ping this target again.

Quick Commands
This tab offers quick access to the many built-in network tools within Windows. They will all start with the help that is built-in the tool. Use this tab as starting point to diagnose a network problem or for retrieving network information. The buttons contain a short explanation when the buttons are pointed with the mouse cursor.

 

System tray menu

The application does have a system tray menu from where it can be launched or closed. Right click the system tray icon    to access this menu.

 

Settings

To modify the settings right click on the system tray icon    and select “Settings”.

Remember ping targets
When this option is selected all the valid target addresses will be remembered for future usage.

Launch at startup
To launch this application automatically at startup, select option.

Hotkey CTRL + ALT + Key of your choice
To use the hotkey, select a key of your choice.

Enable PingHurry on top
This enables the PingHurry window to stay on top of other application windows.

Settings custom application
Specify your custom application which you can launch from target tasks. Use the variable “%target%” to use the selected target address within the arguments of your application.