Quest Free Network Tools

Discover All of the Free Tools Included in Quest Free Network Tools for Scanning, Diagnostics and More

Cisco Configurator

Ease configuration and change management of Cisco devices in lieu of one-off, non-integrated point tools.

  • Download device configuration files from Cisco devices
  • Archive Cisco router startup and running network configurations
  • Upload configuration changes to routers or switches via SNMP or Telnet/SSH
  • Compare the running config of a Cisco router with the startup config or archive config
  • Find and navigate to any section within the config file quickly
  • Decrypt any Cisco type-7 passwords for routers and switches for lost password recovery

DNS Audit

Supply a match for each IP address in a specified range to its domain name, and then check back from the domain name to the IP Address to see if the resolution is the same forward and in reverse. DNS Audit also displays NetBIOS host name, host, and LMHost for complete visibility.

Encrypted Credential Store

Consolidate Windows, SSH, FTP and SNMP credentials in a single location for quick and simple diagnostics. The Credential Store uses 256-bit AES encryption and provides password key access for additional protection.

  • Add, modify, and delete the shared credential database
  • Define device groups so a single password (sign on) can be used to authenticate across the group
  • Share credentials across device groups safely and automatically

Enhanced Ping

Ping a device continuously and log running response times to help diagnose packet loss. Data can be exported on demand to HTML, XML and CSV files. You can also quickly identify if a device has performance issues, allowing you to review information like status, average ping response time and packet loss in a single interface.

Graphical Ping

See the response time of a device with this powerful and versatile graphing tool. Select different views (spline chart, bar chart, and area chart) and modify ICMP parameters as needed. Collected data can be exported for further analysis. Data can be viewed on intervals from one minute to one hour.

MAC Scan

Sweep the immediate subnet of the tool's host and provide a table of MAC address, Manufacturer name and address, and DNS, for each IP address. Loaded on a laptop, MAC Scan can be moved from subnet to subnet to discover and build tables for all subnets in a network. Data can be exported into clear reports.

Network Discovery / Network Inventory

Perform a lightning-fast scan of the entire network to discover all devices. Leveraging SNMP, the tool provides a complete set of attributes for each device that has been discovered and the results are displayed in the same QFNT dashboard.

  • Gather all technical data including information on hardware, software and processes for each device
  • Identify devices by responding, status, protocols, type, and operating system
  • Scan a single device, a subnet, or a range of subnets
  • Use with the Encrypted Credential Store for user access to devices

Ping Scan

Send ICMP ECHO requests across a range of IP addresses and build a spreadsheet of the results. The clean visual display of IP addresses can be filtered by those that are in use and those that are not responding. DNS information is also provided for each responding address.

Port Scan

Test for open TCP ports on devices and present color-coded results for simple analysis. The most common port names are conveniently preloaded, but custom service names can be added easily. Fast and easy to configure, Port Scan can be customized for any view. Port scans can be scaled to match particular machine abilities, characteristics and firewall policies. Multiple export formats make for optimal presentation of the data in differing circumstances and situations.


Discover detailed information for a device, including: system name, description, location, object ID, uptime and SNMP Status. Results can be filtered by responding nodes and exported to .CSV and HTML.

Switch Port Mapper

Discover the devices connected to each port on a switch, thus eliminating the need to manually trace network cables. Switch Port Mapper provides device visibility like IP address, MAC address, VLAN, port name and availability, as well as a feature to enable or disable an interface. Since this is a real-time discovery, the network engineer can also view the operational status and speed of each port. The Switch Port Mapper results can easily be exported to CSV, XML, and HTML.

  • Discover all devices connected to each port on a switch by MAC address, IP address, and host name
  • Get additional details like transmit rate, received rate, and CRC errors
  • Enable or disable an specific network interface
  • Export tool results to CSV, XML, and HTML

Syslog Server

Receive logs and display syslog messages from hosts such as routers, switches, and any other syslog enabled devices.

  • Get real-time display of syslog messages with date/time, host name, priority, and message
  • Archive messages for quick future reference
  • Filter messages by facility, severity, date/time, host name, and key words
  • Forward messages to another syslog server
  • Export messages to HTML, .CSV and XML

TFTP Server

Update software on network devices more easily with this multi-threaded, highly scalable tool supporting unlimited simultaneous transfers. Integrated into the Cisco configuration tools, the TFTP server is an extremely fast and secure utility that makes your job easier.

Trace Route

Find the route from an IP address to any other address and display the response time and packet loss associated with each hop to the destination. Trace Route assembles a real-time display of resolved DNS, response times, packet loss and the number of success / failures. This helps to identify where a failure is occurring from hop to hop.

Traffic Jam

Measure network performance under known load conditions with this random traffic generator for the WAN (wide area network). Packet size, circuit bandwidth, and load percentage are variable and customizable. Traffic Jam bombards WAN pipes and links with specified loads of random packets to simulate latency issues, jitter, high loss and drop rates experienced under peak usage conditions for critical applications. It therefore allows you to solve small problems before they grow into larger, costlier ones. The Traffic Jam tool can stress test pipes and end points to understand how the network reacts. It helps to verify the need to upgrade specific choke points in the network.

Wake on LAN

Boot any networked machine with previously enabled capability in the BIOS via a command from a remote location. Because an enabled network interface card is still receiving power, even on a shutdown device, it keeps listening for the unique command created for its MAC address. Upon reception, the network adapter alerts the computer to power on just as if the power button had been pressed. (Occasionally it will be necessary to reserve power for the card.) Wake on LAN is for those who must update the many far-flung machines of a large organization, for those who have left a digital asset on a shutdown PC somewhere else, or for those who just need a little help making their network tasks easier.


Access multiple public domain records quickly in databases and perform a search by IP address or domain name. The tool creates a detailed report on domain names, URLs, IP addresses, network addresses and email addresses. The WHOIS report can be exported to HTML, XML or .CSV files.

WMI Scan

Find key information on the system and WMI status for devices on the network. This tool generates the operating system name and details about it. The results can be quickly and easily exported on demand from WMI Scan to HTML, XML and .CSV files.