Automatically map the network drives you need with Network Drive Control
November 29, 2016 – 15:47 | Comments Off on Automatically map the network drives you need with Network Drive Control
Automatically map the network drives you need with Network Drive Control

Set up your own home network and you can have Explorer automatically map any remote drives you like, whenever you log on.
Connect to another network, though, and Explorer will still try to connect to the …

Capture and analyze your network traffic with Dripcap
November 4, 2016 – 12:33 | Comments Off on Capture and analyze your network traffic with Dripcap
Capture and analyze your network traffic with Dripcap

Dripcap is a cross-platform open-source packet analyzer which allows even total network novices to inspect their network traffic.
The program is simple to set up, as there’s no installation or third-party capture tool required– just unzip …

NirSoft’s LastActivityView now displays recent wifi network connects/ disconnects
October 6, 2016 – 11:25 | Comments Off on NirSoft’s LastActivityView now displays recent wifi network connects/ disconnects
NirSoft’s LastActivityView now displays recent wifi network connects/ disconnects

NirSoft’s user-tracking LastActivityView now displays all the recent wireless network connects and disconnects for the current system.
This is particularly handy for computer forensics, as it might help show where a laptop user has been over …

KC Softwares unveils “wifi troubleshooter” dot11expert
October 3, 2016 – 06:56 | Comments Off on KC Softwares unveils “wifi troubleshooter” dot11expert
KC Softwares unveils “wifi troubleshooter” dot11expert

SUMo and KCleaner developer KC Softwares has unveiled its latest project, wifi troubleshooting tool dot11expert.
The package displays low-level details about your network adapters, local wireless networks and access points: signal quality, SSID, MAC address, channel, …

Monitor and analyse your network traffic with SmartSniff
July 28, 2016 – 04:45 | Comments Off on Monitor and analyse your network traffic with SmartSniff
Monitor and analyse your network traffic with SmartSniff

We recently wrote about Microsoft Message Analyzer, and explained how it could be used to monitor and better understand your network and internet traffic.
It’s a hugely powerful tool, but also bulky and with an intimidating …

Capture and explore network traffic with Microsoft Message Analyzer
July 21, 2016 – 05:14 | Comments Off on Capture and explore network traffic with Microsoft Message Analyzer
Capture and explore network traffic with Microsoft Message Analyzer

Microsoft Message Analyzer is an expert-oriented tool for capturing, displaying and analyzing network traffic, file activity, Windows Events and device activities on Windows 7 or later systems.
This data may be filtered and presented in grids, …

VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements
June 22, 2016 – 11:33 | Comments Off on VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements
VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements

VideoLAN has unveiled VLC for Android 2.0, a major new version of its mobile video and audio player. The app is renowned for being able to play most multimedia files as well as many streaming …

Colasoft Capsa Network Analyzer 9 released
June 21, 2016 – 08:47 | Comments Off on Colasoft Capsa Network Analyzer 9 released
Colasoft Capsa Network Analyzer 9 released

Colasoft has shipped Colasoft Capsa Network Analyzer 9, the latest build of its comprehensive network analyzer.
The new release brings Process View and Process Explorer tools, allowing users to quickly find and browse the network conversations …

Scan and audit your network with JDisc Discovery
June 15, 2016 – 04:04 | Comments Off on Scan and audit your network with JDisc Discovery
Scan and audit your network with JDisc Discovery

JDisc Discovery is an industrial-strength network scanning, inventory and reporting tool.
The program quickly checks your entire network (up to 25 devices with a free license), identifies hardware and devices, and collects details on hardware, software …

Avira Phantom VPN is fast and free(-ish)
May 9, 2016 – 09:19 | Comments Off on Avira Phantom VPN is fast and free(-ish)
Avira Phantom VPN is fast and free(-ish)

Avira Phantom VPN is a fast virtual private network for Windows and Android.
Once running, the program encrypts all your internet traffic, keeping you safe even when using insecure wireless hotspots.

Speed up your internet connection with SpeedGuide.net TCP Optimizer? Maybe…
May 5, 2016 – 08:41 | Comments Off on Speed up your internet connection with SpeedGuide.net TCP Optimizer? Maybe…
Speed up your internet connection with SpeedGuide.net TCP Optimizer? Maybe…

Once upon a time, not so long ago, just about every PC optimization suite included a module to “speed up your internet connection”.
They’re not so common these days because Windows’ own settings generally give good …