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NetRouteView

At a Glance
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Advanced network configuration often requires examination or modification of routing tables. Windows includes the command line program route.exe for this purpose. But if you prefer a GUI, check out NetRouteView. Like Windows' own route.exe, it displays your routing table, and allows you to change and delete routes. It lists all the information from route.exe, including the destination, mask, gateway, and metric.

Nirsoft's NetRouteView doesn't just look better than the Windows version. Routes are arranged in a grid, and can be sorted by any of the fields. By opening the properties for a route you can copy any of the values for later pasting. This is a nice feature; manually typing IP addresses is tedious and error-prone. The find function is particularly useful for larger tables. NetRouteView can also export the data in either plain text or HTML.

NetRouteView's one shortcoming is that it doesn't support next-generation Internet Protocol IPv6, but for most this probably isn't a deal-breaker. If you don't mind the command line you might not need NetRouteView, but the extra convenience is certainly worth the price tag of $0.00.

--Gabe Gralla

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At a Glance
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