Microsoft Research TCP Analyzer – Check Out Your Network

Microsoft Research TCP Analyzer (Link) is a network analyzer that allows you to analyze network traces of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connections. Given a Microsoft Network Monitor trace, the analyzer provides various performance statistics and visualizations for the captured TCP connection. This app also gives a time plot and an explanation of the individual plots.

You must have Microsoft Network Monitor installed before installing TCP Analyzer and you must download the SDK for Experts.   You should also install Charting.   Download

Below is an Example of Microsoft Network Monitor capturing packets on a wireless network.  Notice the information about the wireless (-60 dBm) in the first picture.   In the second picture you can see information on a captured packet (firefox.exe and the destination IP address).

TCP Analyzer which as stated requires Microsoft’s Network Monitor to installed first.

To USE TCP Analyzer

  • Start Microsoft’s Network Monitor
  • Capture packets for ? (general over a period of time you decide at peak usage of your network or when transferring and using data across your network.
  • Stop the Capture
  • Open the Captured File
  • Go to Experts Menu (this appears after you stop, save and reopen a capture file
  • Open the TCP Analyzer

Want to see the TOP Users of your Network?

You can also find your Top Users (top 10) by using this expert (download)-

Charting Download (must have .NET 3.5)

*this software was tested on Windows 7 Professional but will work with Windows Vista or Windows XP.

About TCAT Shelbyville IT Department

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.
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