WildPackets Omnipeek Personal is a free network monitoring tool for personal use. The .Net 2.0 tool has many features which most free packet sniffers/packet analyzers lack, especially when it comes to statistical analysis and visualization. Omnipeek is even better than Ethereal/Wireshark.

Michael Pietroforte

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor in chief of 4sysops. He has more than 35 years of experience in IT management and system administration.

OmniPeek PersonalHowever, the personal version of Omnipeek has two limitations compared to the commercial version. It only supports one network interface and has a 25 node limit on Flows. Flows are conversations between two nodes (devices having a network address). Basically, this means that you need the commercial version to analyze the network traffic of a bigger network.

Toms Networking has a lengthy review with many screenshots about Omnipeek Personal.

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  1. Ronald Nissley 10 years ago

    I know you posted this a while ago. Looks like OmniPeek Personal is no longer available. And you can't get to the trial download without submitting your Rolodex (well, not _quite_ that bad). They're selling OmniPeek Basic (the most limited edition, not as in Rolls Royce Limited Edition) for about $1200!? Think I'll stick with Wireshark.

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