View Full Version : Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool For Vista or Win XP

allheart55 (Cindy)
12-07-2007, 10:03 AM
Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool
The tool can be directly accessed at:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/using/tools/igd/default.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/using/tools/igd/default.mspx)

It can also be discovered from:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/default.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/default.mspx)

Using Windows -> Windows Vista -> tips and tricks page -> (under additional resources - "run this test.")
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/using/windowsvista/tipsandtricks/default.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/using/windowsvista/tipsandtricks/default.mspx)
Using Windows -> Windows XP -> home and small office networking ->
using and maintaining your network -> (under Maintaining your network - "test your internet.")
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/maintain/default.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/maintain/default.mspx)

Brief Overview of the tool

The tool is downloaded and installed as an ActiveX component and can be invoked through the tool specific web pages.
It executes six basic connectivity tests consisting of:

Basic ipv4 connectivity
NAT-type determination
Vista TCP options (ECN and WS)
UPnP Support, and
Concurrent TCP streams.