Colasoft Capsa Free is a comprehensive network analyzer
July 13, 2015 – 11:19 | Comments Off on Colasoft Capsa Free is a comprehensive network analyzer
Colasoft Capsa Free is a comprehensive network analyzer

Colasoft Capsa 8 Free is a powerful tool for monitoring and analyzing network traffic, the free version of an enterprise package normally costing from $695.
The program has a vast and lengthy list of features, yet …

Scan for local wifi with Acrylic WiFi Free
July 2, 2015 – 10:54 | Comments Off on Scan for local wifi with Acrylic WiFi Free
Scan for local wifi with Acrylic WiFi Free

If your wifi isn’t performing well then using a scanner to check for competing networks can often tell you more.
Unsure where to begin? Acrylic WiFi Free claims to be “the most advanced WLAN Scanner”, which …

DNS Jumper 2.0 brings turbo DNS testing
June 30, 2015 – 12:04 | Comments Off on DNS Jumper 2.0 brings turbo DNS testing
DNS Jumper 2.0 brings turbo DNS testing

Sordum has released DNS Jumper 2.0, an update of its freeware DNS changer for Windows.
New startup options mean you can have the program load along with Windows, test for the fastest DNS server and apply …

PingPlotter is a visual network monitor
June 3, 2015 – 06:05 | Comments Off on PingPlotter is a visual network monitor
PingPlotter is a visual network monitor

The standard Windows Ping and Traceroute tools are capable enough, but their console interface is, well, basic, and GUI versions aren’t necessarily much better. All too often you’ll need to wade through tables to find …

GlassWire network monitor debuts commercial builds
June 1, 2015 – 07:05 | Comments Off on GlassWire network monitor debuts commercial builds
GlassWire network monitor debuts commercial builds

The excellent free Windows network monitor GlassWire is now also available in Basic ($49), Pro ($99) and Elite ($199) versions.
All three builds have extra security features. “Ask to connect” blocks new network connections until they’re …

Who needs the cloud when you’ve got Sunshine?
May 6, 2015 – 13:44 | Comments Off on Who needs the cloud when you’ve got Sunshine?
Who needs the cloud when you’ve got Sunshine?

Sunshine is a free app for sharing files directly between any Android, iOS, Windows or OS X device. No upload/ download hassles, no concerns about who else can access your files, just quickly transfer whatever …

Find the best wifi networks around the world with wiMAN
April 27, 2015 – 10:18 | Comments Off on Find the best wifi networks around the world with wiMAN
Find the best wifi networks around the world with wiMAN

Restaurants, malls, trains, hotels: it can feel as though wifi is everywhere these days. Until you’re travelling, when you can still spend an age trying to find a network, only to find it’s password-protected or …

Keep an eye on your network with EasyNetMonitor
April 16, 2015 – 09:55 | Comments Off on Keep an eye on your network with EasyNetMonitor
Keep an eye on your network with EasyNetMonitor

We’ve always liked tiny single-executable utilities, the type you’ll find at NirSoft and Sysinternals. The developers don’t waste time with gimmicks, massive icons or interface themes: they just concentrate on the core functions you need …

NetToolset is a handy suite of network tools
April 12, 2015 – 07:32 | Comments Off on NetToolset is a handy suite of network tools
NetToolset is a handy suite of network tools

NetToolset is a free-for-personal-use network toolkit for Windows XP+ which supports eight common functions: Ping, Traceroute+, DNS Lookup, Reverse DNS, Blacklist Lookup, IP Whois, Domain Whois and Port Scan.
The program is more about simplicity than …

TCPLogView 1.15 automatically logs open net connections
March 21, 2015 – 12:20 | Comments Off on TCPLogView 1.15 automatically logs open net connections
TCPLogView 1.15 automatically logs open net connections

NirSoft has updated TCPLogView 1.15 and TCPLogView (64-bit) 1.15 to automatically log TCP connections as they’re opened and closed on Windows 2000-8.
Details recorded include the event type (Open, Close, Listen), time, local and remote addresses, …

Essential NetTools: 15+ networking tools in one free suite
March 3, 2015 – 12:36 | Comments Off on Essential NetTools: 15+ networking tools in one free suite
Essential NetTools: 15+ networking tools in one free suite

Troubleshooting network problems can be a nightmare, even for Windows experts, but equipping yourself with the right software can make all the difference.
As we wrote last month, NetCrunch Tools is a useful collection of common …