Ethernet Protocol Decoders Included


  • Comes with the Ethertest Protocol Analyzer.
  • Gives you the ability to quickly create custom decodes for proprietary protocols and extensions to existing protocol decoders.

Dashboard View

Ethernet's new Dashboard View enables you to see the dynamics of what is occurring on your Ethernet communications network. See an overview of the top talkers, protocol statistics, and network utilization along with network alarms for the section of the network you are monitoring. NetDecoder is a passive monitor and does not contribute to network loading.

Dashboard Activity View

  • Network Utilization Meter with Background Color Alert.
  • 10 Minute Histogram of Network Utilization.
  • Graphic Specific Activity can be Tied Back to Packet Decode Details.
  • Network Meter for Bad Packets with Background Color Alert.
  • Top Talker Meter with Background Color Alert.
  • Top Ten IP/MAC Addresses Contributing to Network Traffic.
  • 10 Minute Histogram of Top Ten IP/MAC Address Activity.
  • Distribution of TCP/or UDP Application Related Communications Protocols.
  • Network Alarms for Unauthorized IP Addresses.
  • Network Alarms for User Define Protocol Alarm Levels.
  • Email Notification Option for Alarms.
  • Display Options for 10MB, 100MB and 1GB Network Speed.

Network View

Node Statistics
Ethertest’s new Network View Network View enables you to see statistics on specific nodes including communications traffic details and node information for active nodes on the monitored side of the switch.

Individual Active Node Information

  • Packets Transmitted and Received.
  • Bytes Transmitted and Received.
  • DNS Names.
  • Nodes In and Out.
  • Utilization Information.
  • Broadcast Information.
  • IP Address and MAC Address.
  • Named MAC Address.
  • NetBios Name.
  • Assigned User Friendly Names for each Node.
Data Capture
  • Captured data includes data bytes, statistical data, and error conditions.
  • File Series Option automatically closes and saves a capture file to disk based on size or a predefined time, and then opens a new capture file incremented by 1 and continues data capture.
  • Add notes to your capture files describing the contents of the data for use with resolving problems and archiving.
  • Ability to only capture specific MAC or IP Addresses.
  • Statistical data used to populate screen when capture file is reopened.
Data Displays
  • Data can be analyzed in real-time using the Dashboard View Network Dashboard View, Network View Network View, Frame Display Frame Display, and Statistics Window Statistics.
  • Multiple synchronized windows can be viewed simultaneously.
  • Frame/Packet contents are decoded to the byte and bit level.
  • Byte level information.
  • Nonprintable characters are displayed using hex and mnemonics.
  • Supported radix's include hex, octal, decimal and binary.
  • Decoded data formats supported include 16 bit Integers, 32 bit Integers, IEEE 32 bit Floating Point, 32 bit Reverse Floating Point, and ASCII.
  • Add bookmarks to highlight important bytes and frames for easy access.


Search criteria include:
  • Byte Level: timestamp, control signals, errors, and patterns (patterns include wildcard characters at the bit level, nibble level, and byte level);
  • Frame Level: frame decodes can be searched on the text of the decode, with or without wildcards.
Capture and Display Filters
  • Node and node pairs using MAC or IP addresses.
  • Messages.
  • Advanced mode for complex filters.
  • Quick filters for the Frame Display Frame Display Windows include protocol filtering in and out, filtering on the Summary Pane, and filtering on messages.
  • Tab filters in the Frame Display allow you to filter in frames/messages that contain specific protocols.
  • Right click filters for parameters in the Frame Display's Summary or Decode Panes.
Statistics Display
  • Utilization: Current, average, and peak.
  • Frames Per Second: Current, average, and peak.
  • Bytes Per Second: Current, average, and peak.
  • Totals: Number of frames/messages, bytes, multicast frames, and broadcast frames.
  • Frame/message size distribution and average frame/message size.
  • Total number of frames with errors (alignment errors, CRC errors).
  • Provides both absolute and relative displays of event timing for bytes and frames/messages.
  • Calculates time intervals between events and frames/messages (delta time) and effective data rate.
  • Timestamp resolution to <1 microsecond.
Configuration Management
  • I/O configurations, protocol stacks, and filters can be saved for future use.
Export Features

  • In the Event Display use the Export function to export data in text, HTLM or binary formats.
  • In the Frame Display use the Export function to export data in CSV and HTML formats.
  • Export output suitable for importing into a spreadsheet, database or other post-process program for intricate analysis of the data.
  • Frame Display Window Summary Pane Export, exports the contents of the Summary Pane Summary Pane into CSV format for loading into spreadsheets or other programs to do intricate statistical analysis of protocol and network information.
  • Use the Print Utility to print the Summary Pane information or selected frames within the Summary Pane along with their appropriate headings. Optional Decode Pane information can be included.
  • Comprehensive online help provides complete operating instructions.
  • Quick Start Guide enables rapid product set-up and operation.
System Requirements:
  • Windows 7 (32-bit & 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32-bit & 64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Pentium 1GHz processor or higher.
  • RAM: 1 GB or greater.
  • Disk Space: 35 MB (capture file size is limited by available disk space).
  • Standard Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC). [Ethernet-based only]
  • Maximum data rate supported is dependent on installed RAM and PC processor speed.