Packet Sender
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Packet Sender

Packet Sender is a utility to allow sending and receiving TCP and UDP packets. It is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. It can be used for both commercial and personal use (license). It is free for desktop (no ads / no bundleware) and $0.99 for Android. It's designed to be very easy to use while still providing enough features for power users to do what they need.


Windows Screenshot

Mac Screenshot

Ubuntu Screenshot

Android Screenshot

Command Line Screenshot

(Comes with all desktop versions)


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Who is using this?

There were 1,892 fully completed web downloads in the last 30 days. This does not include 3rd-party mirrors that redistribute Packet Sender:

Download count by installer version:

  • Windows Vista,7,8: 1246
  • Windows XP: 223
  • Mac OS X: 223
  • Linux : 200

Documentation

Documentation can be found here.

Download

For Android (4.0 and higher):
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.packetsender.android

For Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1:
PacketSender_2014-02-22.exe

For Windows XP:
PacketSender_2014-02-22_XP.exe

For Mac OS X (Intel 64-bit):
PacketSender_2014-02-22.dmg

For Linux Desktop (32-bit or 64-bit with Qt 5.2 ):
PacketSender_2014-02-22.tar.gz

Mirrors may not have latest version.


Mirrors for the Windows version:

Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated Packet Sender 5 out of 5 stars, naming it Essential
Softpedia guarantees that Packet Sender is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.

Mirrors for the Mac version:
Get it from CNET Download.com!

Mirrors for the Ubuntu Linux version:
Get it from the Ubuntu Software Centre!


Change log

  • Version 2014-02-22
    • TCP connections are now fully threaded (no more UI freezes).
    • Brand new and highly capable command line interface. (Run PacketSender --help)
    • Some mild UI enhancements to make sending easier.
    • Ubuntu version brought up to date.
    • Windows XP now separated. (Users, consider migrating )
    • Qt 5.2
  • Version 1.5 (Mobile)
    • Android version released.
  • Version 2013-11-18
    • Copy to Clipboard button on traffic log.
    • Name prompt for traffic log.
  • Version 2013-11-11
    • Bad installer on Windows. No other changes made.
  • Version 2013-11-09
    • Searching packets from traffic log.
    • Fixed some traffic log stability problems.
  • Version 2013-11-05
    • Added resending packets at user-specified intervals.
    • Traffic log sped up significantly.
    • Packet searching.
    • Table headers (both saved packets and traffic log) can be rearranged.
    • Response packet for TCP actually works now.
    • Response packet data can be manually updated.
    • About / License stuff moved to another tab.
    • Internal libraries updated.
  • Version 2013-10-20
    • 64-bit Ubuntu and Linux Mint support.
  • Version 2013-10-14
    • Ubuntu and Linux Mint support.
  • Version 2013-05-20
    • Saving is less quirky.
    • Domain names can be used in IP address line. Packet Sender will do a quick lookup to find the IP.
    • Internal libraries updated.
  • Version 2012-09-12
    • Public release of deskop version.