If your Internet connection has suddenly slowed to a crawl, chances are there's a ping test in your future. You could use the built-in Windows ping command to trace your packets across the Web, but why not try Ping Plotter Freeware instead? Unlike some of its snazzier competitors, it doesn't draw your packets' route on a world map, but it does provide a color-coded chart that lets you instantly spot bottlenecks in your connection. You can set the monitoring period and the interval between pings, and save the results as plain text or as a snapshot of the program window. Ping Plotter Freeware is a natural choice for sysadmins who would normally use Windows Ping, but it's also a good choice for occasional home troubleshooting.