NeoTrace is an extremely useful little Web utility that allows you to monitor connections between your computer and Internet sites.
By simply typing in the host address or IP number, NeoTrace automatically traces out the various sites or nodes you connect through to get to the host site. It maps the information out graphically with symbols representing the type of nodes (such as military, government, education, etc.), including information on their speed. As well as numeric information, the node latency is also indicated by colour, from green (very fast) to grey (very slow), which can also be user-defined. You can also view the name and address of the owner of the node (if it's available) by passing your mouse cursor over the symbol.
This tool can be very useful for analysing which portion of your favourite connections are the bottlenecks in performance, as well as tracing the route through which you are connected. NeoTrace 1.1 has an easy to use interface and can also print out your trace results.
Available from http://www.neoworx.com