AdminDeviceLan is free Windows utility for Administrators that allows them to block external device access on any computer over the network. These external devices can include CD-ROMs/DVD-ROMs, Floppy Drive, and Flash Disk. It even prohibits record on flash drive thus preventing USB virus from entering the computer and saving admins lots of time.Read More
Do you want a simple utility that can turn on computers over local area network? You don’t need to execute complex commands anymore. MagiWOL is a simple little WOL(Wake On Lan) utility for Windows that can wake up computer(s) on your network quickly.Read More
So you have a wireless network connection at home but is quite slow for some days? There are so many ways to hack inside the wireless network router that anybody could be using your connection without permission. So how would you know if someone is using your wireless network connection?Read More
So you want to talk with your friend who is connected to the huge LAN in your office or simply want to talk over the internet but do not want to install skype, complete registration, wait for confirmation, and so on, what other methods do you have? Sure, there are lots and lots of voip software out there, but isn’t there a software that allows a quick connection between two computers without any fuss?Read More
Do you want to share some files with your friends or co-workers and at the same time protect those files from intruders? You never know who is accessing your shared folder, there is no tool inside Windows that can help you determine who exactly accessed your files.
NetShareMonitor is a small portable tool for Windows that lets you protect your shared files from unauthorized access. It runs silently in the system tray and logs all active sessions, accessed files, and shared resources.Read More
Last year I wrote a detailed guide for creating a quick ad-hoc wireless connection between two computers in Windows Vista. The problem is that not everybody has wireless card installed in their computers. So this guide will focus on creating a Local Area Network(LAN) connection between two computers in both Windows Vista and XP.
First go and buy the straight patch Ethernet LAN cable(make sure that ‘patch’ or ‘crossover’ is written on the cord) and connect them to both computers.
In Windows XP: Go to Network Connections Control Panel, right-click Local Area Network connection and select Properties. Now select Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and click Properties.
In Windows Vista: Go to Network and Sharing Center, select Manage Network Connections, right-click Local Area Network connection and select Properties. Now select Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.Read More
Do you have multiple networks and would like to manage them all in one place? NetSetMan is a free tool for Windows that lets you manage up to 6 different network profiles. Want to change the IP of a network or maybe you want to change the DNS server? Instead of following the extra-long steps in Windows XP and Vista, you can now manage all network settings from one simple window.Read More
Do you have a LAN in Office or Home and want to chat over it? You don’t need some so-called LAN chat messengers and software. Meet Batch Chat, it is a tiny standalone tool that does the job for you in the most easiest way. It has a simple-to-use-text-editor-type of-interface.
Just copy this executable file in the Shared Folder and you are ready to go. There is only one single file that needs to be copied and there is no need for configuration of any kind. Users who want to chat can simply go to the Shared Folder on the Network and open Batch Chat, in other words, everyone needs to be accessing the same file.
There is no limit on the number of people that can join, but is better suited for a small group(10-15 people). Chat room members will be alerted each time a new user joins the chat.
Note: Make sure that everyone on the network has the drive mapped to the Shared Folder.
Network Notepad is a free utility for drawing interactive network diagrams and flowcharts. It includes user definable management features such as point and click telnet, FTP, HTTP and Ping which makes drawing more fun and easy.
It has a drop and drag interface which makes it further easy to draw. Just select the objects, drag them to the blank space and connect them together to create a diagram.Read More
Packet Sniffer, also called Packet Analyzer or Network Analyzer are special software that intercept, analyze, and log the traffic passing through the network. Wikipedia has better explanation on how sniffers work, “As data streams flow across the network, the sniffer captures each packet and eventually decodes and analyzes its content according to the appropriate RFC or other specifications.”
There are many sniffers out there, but WireShark is considered to be end-all network analyzing or monitoring tool. It is a cross-platform tool developed with the help from hundreds of network experts from all around the world. You can use it for network troubleshooting, software development, network monitoring, or simply for education purposes.Read More
When Hulu first launched, everyone was calling it a revolution in Internet TV. But visiting their website, browsing through their list of shows, and finally playing it just got a little boring. This is where SecondRun.tv comes in. It is a plugin for Windows Media Center that lets you play videos from Hulu, ABC and other networks directly without having to visit their websites. You can select the shows and navigate through them using Windows Media Center remote control.Read More