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 …

How to change your MAC address in Windows 10
May 2, 2016 – 06:25 | Comments Off on How to change your MAC address in Windows 10
How to change your MAC address in Windows 10

Every network adapter has a MAC address, a unique value used to identify devices at the physical network layer.
Normally this address stays the same forever, which may allow networks to recognise and track you.

Turn your PC into a wifi hotspot with NirSoft’s HostedNetworkStarter
April 2, 2016 – 07:38 | Comments Off on Turn your PC into a wifi hotspot with NirSoft’s HostedNetworkStarter
Turn your PC into a wifi hotspot with NirSoft’s HostedNetworkStarter

NirSoft has released HostedNetworkStarter, a free tool which turns your wifi-enabled PC or laptop into a wireless hotspot.
There’s no installation required, no network drivers or anything else involved: the program is just a simple front …

Access your clipboard from any PC or Mac with 1Clipboard
March 15, 2016 – 05:12 | Comments Off on Access your clipboard from any PC or Mac with 1Clipboard
Access your clipboard from any PC or Mac with 1Clipboard

1Clipboard is a free tool which enables sharing your clipboard contents with other PCs or Macs.
The developer says that Android and iOS apps are “coming soon”.

How reliable is your firewall? Atelier Web Firewall Tester finds out
February 27, 2016 – 08:04 | Comments Off on How reliable is your firewall? Atelier Web Firewall Tester finds out
How reliable is your firewall? Atelier Web Firewall Tester finds out

Just about every firewall claims to protect your personal data by checking for illicit web connections – but do they really work?
Atelier Web Firewall Tester (32-bit and 64-bit) is a once commercial, now free Windows …

Explore, troubleshoot and diagnose your network with PortScan
February 22, 2016 – 12:16 | Comments Off on Explore, troubleshoot and diagnose your network with PortScan
Explore, troubleshoot and diagnose your network with PortScan

Freeware developer The SZ has shipped a new version of PortScan, its one-stop network toolkit for Windows XP and later.
We last checked out the program way back in 2012, so the new release seems like …

NetworkMiner 2.0 adds keyword filtering
February 10, 2016 – 05:36 | Comments Off on NetworkMiner 2.0 adds keyword filtering
NetworkMiner 2.0 adds keyword filtering

NETRESEC has shipped NetworkMiner 2.0, the latest edition of its powerful network forensic analysis tool.
The update does a better job of interpreting your network traffic, with new parsers for SMB2 and Modbus/TCP, file extraction from …

Sidebar Diagnostics is a stylish system monitor for your desktop
February 8, 2016 – 05:24 | Comments Off on Sidebar Diagnostics is a stylish system monitor for your desktop
Sidebar Diagnostics is a stylish system monitor for your desktop

Sidebar Diagnostics is a well-designed professional system monitor for Windows Vista and later.
No, we’re not usually interested in this kind of tool, either, but wait – this is a package you might actually want to …

NirSoft’s WifiHistoryView reveals your laptop’s network history
January 7, 2016 – 11:29 | Comments Off on NirSoft’s WifiHistoryView reveals your laptop’s network history
NirSoft’s WifiHistoryView reveals your laptop’s network history

NirSoft has unveiled WifiHistoryView, a free tool for Windows Vista and later which displays the history of your computer’s wireless network connections.
For every time you’ve connected to or disconnected from a network, WifiHistoryView displays the …