The do-it-all tool for internet users : internet speed sensors, IP a click away, ping, finger, name server and trace route clients.

Gimme IP always has your current IP a click away. It will monitor your connection to see if you are connected or not and give you output through the color of its tray icon. Further more, it can save you so much time in finding problems with your network. Your DNS server is down? You’ll see that. Your mail server doesn’t answer? You’ll know why.

The help file will also explain those internet terms that you don’t understand and examples on how to use Gimme IP.

Gimme IP features Internet Speed Sensors which gives you visual feedback on how your network is performing. Gimme IP also offers finger, ping, nameserver lookup and trace route clients at your fingertips.


  • Pentium 75 or higher;
  • Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000;
  • 8 MB of RAM;
  • 1.5 MB of hard disk space;
  • Internet connection or TCP/IP enabled LAN.


  • Constantly monitors your IP status to see if you are online or not
  • Your current IP is always a double-click away !
  • Full Logging of your Online/Offline state, with full date, time and IP address;
  • Visual Feedback, the icon color tells you if you are connected to the internet or not. These colors can be configured.
  • Ping Client. You can ping remote sites. Ping indicates two things: whether the host is responding or not, and how much time it took to get there.
  • Trace Route Client. Allows you to know the route (way) all the packets take from your computer to another. This allows you to see the kind of machines your data goes through.
  • Name Server Lookup Client. Finally you can easily resolve and reverse-resolves hostnames and IPs (internet address resolving is the translation of a litteral hostname – for example – into its numerical IP – for example
  • Finger Client. Have friends that have a finger client. Now you can know what they are doing, if they are working, and so on. This requires a Finger Server on the remote machine.
  • Internet Sensor. Graphical, visual chart that gives you the state of the connection from your place to another hosts. Extremely useful to know whether a site’s connection is working and fast. It also allows you to diagnose a network problem.
  • Many different types of monitoring: icmp ping, tcp connect, web site check, and real network/internet connection speed !
  • Full Keyboard Shortcuts support — Assign any of Gimme IP’s features/actions to keyboard shortcuts so they accessible from anywhere with a single keystroke!
  • Get full Network Adapters Details : IP, Netmask, bytes in/out, errors, unicast/broadcast, and more !
  • Support for dial-up modems, cable-modems, xDSL, and company networks/LANs.
  • Sensors now have full Logging capabilities.
  • Complete help file. It helps you to know what you’re doing, how to get the most out of Gimme IP, and a brief explanation on some Internet terms.



  • Finger:
    The Finger tool lets the user query Finger servers across the internet to learn about users' status or projects.


  • Nameserver Lookup:
    The Nameserver Lookup tool lets the user translate alphanumeric addresses (such as into numeric IP addresses (such as; or vice-et-versa.


  • Network Adapters:
    The Network Adapters feature lists all network adapters, and their details, such as the MAC address, its IP address(es) and Netmask, gateways, MTU, speed, bytes received/sent with unicast/broadcast/errors.


  • Ping:
    The Ping Tool uses ICMP Ping to measure the round-trip time (eg: the time a packet takes to go from your machine to another machine, and back).


  • Trace Route:
    Gimme IP's Trace Route is used to find the exact route (or path) all packets take to go from your computer to another machine on the Internet.


  • Online/Offline Indicator:
    Using advanced internet connection detection agents, Internet ToolBox reports the current state through different tray icons. This tray icon's tooltip also displays a description of the current state, along with the current IP Address.


  • System Tray Icon Menu:
    All of Internet ToolBox's tools and features can also be easily accessed from the system tray icon menu.


  • Sensors:
    Sensors are a great way to visually monitor network, connection or internet resources. Sensors' display are chosen from a multitude of available appearances. The Digital Appearance, for example, used to monitor network speed, can be set to use one of several available color schemes:


  • Sensors:
    A lot of other appearances are available, including the following types: RPM-like, Scope, Time Graph ...






  • Take the guesswork out of Ping, Finger and determining your IP address. Idyle GimmIP provides Ping and Finger functions (great help file too) with low bandwidth. It's ideal for dial-up networkers whose IP changes dynamically with each log-on. 
    - ZD-Net Story "Keep Your Network in Top Form"


    GimmIP is a handy utility that performs a lot of useful functions that in the past were either a pain to do or simply impossible..  
    - SlaughterHouse

  • If you get confused by Internet functions such as Ping, Finger, and determining your online IP (Internet protocol) address, Gimme IP can help. It gives you not only Ping, Finger, Name Server Lookup, and TraceRoute functions, but also a superb help file so that you can learn how to use them to make your online activities more productive. Best of all, it does it with low resource usage, operating from a color-coded icon in the system tray. Gimme IP is ideal for dial-up networking users, whose IP address changes dynamically with each logon. It can support multiple IP addresses and it includes support for Internet sensors -- graphical, visual charts that show you the state of the connection from your place to as many remote sites as you need to track. But start with the help file; you might learn some things you didn't know.

    - ZD-Net HotFiles.Com Review "Gimme IP"