nPing – Diagnosing Lotus Notes network problems

Update October 2011:  nPing can no longer be downloaded, see this workaround.

Lotus Notes client didn’t work at the Frensham Pond Hotel, when I stayed there.

Long story short

  • Ports 80/443 worked, so I was able to “surf” the web.
  • Port 1352 blocked

How did I know?

  • I used nPing.exe, and this is what a failure looks like
    nping-failure
  • A successful nPing looks like this:
    nping-success
    (and your Lotus Notes client should work)

The fix?

  • None, unfortunately.  The Hotel’s ISP blocked everything except ports 80 & 443.

nPing is part of the NotesConnect toolset and can be found via this weblink:
Testing TCP/IP connections with NotesCONNECT
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