Free AthTek NetWalk Home Edition is a professional free packet sniffing and network monitoring software for home network management. The tool is able to sniff packets for all protocols. It offers intelligent navigation so that all corners of the network is actually accessible to the tool for monitoring. Even as it sniffs packets, it continues to do traffic/ protocol analysis. Built-in traffic filter models enable you to easily identify intrusions and cut off them from access. Even when you are not able to make out what the data traffic represents, this tool will convert the traffic data into a traffic map for you, and you are able to see all the communication details with the communication path diagrams. The tool can be integrated to Wireshark. Many filtering rules can be added; if you need to monitor Yahoo! Messenger and MSN messenger for example. The tool is compatible to IPv6 completely.
Even for users with not much network management knowledge, the graphic interface helps you get familiar and operate quickly. Most of the key items in network management have been preset as default. Instrument dashboard and speedometer like displays coupled with graphic charts make the tool very easy to use. It enables you to trace route from those charts to the traffic source as interactive navigations. This is a very good product. If you are looking for a similar solution, this is a good candidate for a trial in your exact set up. This is a good candidate for trials. If you need such a tool, you should give this one a try.