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.