If your looking for a handy tool to track the data moving across your network then you should check out Microsoft’s Network Monitor.  This free program and recent download is an update that brings the program up to version 3.4.

Network Monitor 3 is a complete overhaul of the earlier Network Monitor 2.x version. Some key features of Network Monitor 3 include the following:

  • Script-based parser model with frequent updates
  • Concurrent live capture sessions
  • Support for Windows Vista
  • Support for 32-bit platforms and for 64-bit platforms
  • Support for network conversations and process tracking
  • API to access capture and parsing engine
  • Wireless Monitor Mode Capturing

Suggested hardware to run Network Monitor is listed as follows:

  • 1 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB or more memory
  • 25 MB available space on the hard disk, and additional hard disk space to store capture files

Network Monitor 3.3 is supported on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2003

You can get full details and some cautions about running this program at the Knowledge Base Article for it – KB933741.

Download Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4