Network tools | Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network

By: Karen  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Diagnostic Tool, Network Diagnostic Tool

Monitor, track and understand your connection to KAREN with our collection of network tools.


NOC tools for network operators

Available tools include:

  • Network diagnostic tool
  • Router proxy
  • Multicast beacon

If you’re new to KAREN, here are some simple tools you can use to find out whether KAREN is available to you and where KAREN can take you.

Are You On KAREN tester

  • 'Great news - you're on KAREN'
  • 'Oops - you're not on KAREN'. If you reach this page, talk to your Information Technology Services (ITS) group about access

Please note: This tool is in beta form.

Otago University's KAREN tester

Please note, this test is performed from the perspective of a user at Otago University and may not always reflect the experience of other users.

Keywords: Diagnostic Tool, Network Diagnostic Tool

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