Take control of Windows 10’s built-in network usage monitor
May 6, 2017 – 08:19 | No Comment
Take control of Windows 10’s built-in network usage monitor

Monitoring which apps use the most network bandwidth can help you spot resource hogs, malware and more.
If you’re using Windows 10, you don’t have to install any complicated network software to make this happen. The …

Ping multiple IPs simultaneously with Ping GUI
May 1, 2017 – 09:36 | No Comment
Ping multiple IPs simultaneously with Ping GUI

There are endless graphical Ping tools for Windows, and we’ve probably tried more than our share– but could Ping GUI win us over, anyway?
The program offers plenty of plus points. It’s portable, open-source, and the …

Find, monitor and log your external IP with TrueIP
April 1, 2017 – 07:43 | No Comment
Find, monitor and log your external IP with TrueIP

When you’re online you might occasionally want to know your external IP address, perhaps to confirm the internet connection you’re using or find out whether a VPN is working.
The easiest way to do this is …

NetAudit is a simple network toolkit
March 13, 2017 – 07:37 | Comments Off on NetAudit is a simple network toolkit
NetAudit is a simple network toolkit

NetAudit is a portable network toolkit for Windows which combines simple Ping, Traceroute, Whois and connection monitoring features.
The program interface is a mess. There’s a useless list of processes; a Network Usage indicator which isn’t …

SniffPass captures email and FTP passwords from network traffic
February 27, 2017 – 05:43 | Comments Off on SniffPass captures email and FTP passwords from network traffic
SniffPass captures email and FTP passwords from network traffic

Saving email passwords in the client is quick, easy and convenient– unless you need to recreate the account somewhere else and can’t remember the details.
Most clients have specialist password recovery tools which can help. Mail …

Instantly block internet access with NetDisabler
February 22, 2017 – 06:00 | Comments Off on Instantly block internet access with NetDisabler
Instantly block internet access with NetDisabler

Freeware developer Sordum has unveiled NetDisabler, a freeware Windows application which can disable and restore internet access on demand.
The program stands out immediately for its use of three web-blocking techniques: disabling the network adapter, blocking …

TCP Monitor Plus is a portable network toolkit
February 13, 2017 – 07:43 | Comments Off on TCP Monitor Plus is a portable network toolkit
TCP Monitor Plus is a portable network toolkit

Portable network toolkit TCP Monitor Plus has had its first update since 2015, adding a snapshot feature and some handy display tweaks.
The program opens with a scrolling graph of network traffic, and assorted low-level stats …

How to find your wifi passwords
February 10, 2017 – 12:58 | Comments Off on How to find your wifi passwords
How to find your wifi passwords

Connect your PC to a wireless network and it usually saves the password, ensuring you won’t have to enter it each time.
But if the password is lost, or maybe you forget it, and it’s not …

Analyze active network connections with Process Network Monitor
January 24, 2017 – 13:46 | Comments Off on Analyze active network connections with Process Network Monitor
Analyze active network connections with Process Network Monitor

Process Network Monitor is a free tool which highlights the network activity of the processes running on your PC.
The program opens with a table telling you more about any running process which has a network …

Get easy wifi discovery and surveying with NetSpot
January 10, 2017 – 04:58 | Comments Off on Get easy wifi discovery and surveying with NetSpot
Get easy wifi discovery and surveying with NetSpot

NetSpot is a free tool for discovering local wireless devices and creating colour-coded heatmaps.
Launch the program and it immediately detects all your local wifi devices, displaying their details in a table: SSID, BSSOD, Signal (current/ …

Quickly generate and ping multiple IPs with sPinger
January 9, 2017 – 04:56 | Comments Off on Quickly generate and ping multiple IPs with sPinger
Quickly generate and ping multiple IPs with sPinger

SPinger is a portable freeware program for quickly pinging multiple IP addresses and host names.
Does the world really need another ping tool? We would have said no, but it turns out there’s more than enough …