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 …

Technician’s Toolbox is a portable troubleshooting toolkit
February 25, 2015 – 08:33 | Comments Off on Technician’s Toolbox is a portable troubleshooting toolkit
Technician’s Toolbox is a portable troubleshooting toolkit

Utilities developer Tweaking.com has released Technician’s Toolbox and Technician’s Toolbox Portable, a free-for-personal-use suite of 20+ PC maintenance, monitoring and management tools.
Networking features are a highlight, with a graphical netstat, in-depth details on your network …

NetCrunch Tools is a free network troubleshooting toolkit
February 20, 2015 – 10:51 | Comments Off on NetCrunch Tools is a free network troubleshooting toolkit
NetCrunch Tools is a free network troubleshooting toolkit

If your PC network is misbehaving then you could turn to the standard Windows troubleshooting tools. But they’re mostly console-based, not exactly comfortable or convenient to use, even if you can remember all their various …

PingView is a versatile network monitor
February 12, 2015 – 07:54 | Comments Off on PingView is a versatile network monitor
PingView is a versatile network monitor

Managing networks is a tedious, time-consuming business, and if your needs are simple then it might be best not to bother. If a network device goes offline, so what? You can just deal with any …

Check and manage Win7+ and Mac security with OPSWAT GEARS
February 2, 2015 – 14:17 | Comments Off on Check and manage Win7+ and Mac security with OPSWAT GEARS
Check and manage Win7+ and Mac security with OPSWAT GEARS

How secure is your computer? Finding out can take a little work. You might have to check your antivirus, firewall, backup program, maybe the Windows Action Center and various other system settings.
OPSWAT GEARS is a …

NirSoft’s WirelessConnectionInfo displays in-depth wifi stats
January 18, 2015 – 06:51 | Comments Off on NirSoft’s WirelessConnectionInfo displays in-depth wifi stats
NirSoft’s WirelessConnectionInfo displays in-depth wifi stats

NirSoft has announced the release of WirelessConnectionInfo, a free tool which displays detailed stats on the active wifi connection under Windows Vista and later.
The WirelessConnectionInfo report displays 90 items, including network SSID, PHY Type (802.11n, …

SHAREit: easy wifi file sharing for PCs, iOS, Android
January 14, 2015 – 05:17 | Comments Off on SHAREit: easy wifi file sharing for PCs, iOS, Android
SHAREit: easy wifi file sharing for PCs, iOS, Android

If you’d like to share files between devices then you could connect them to the same network, but this can be tricky to set up, especially with devices of different types.
Lenovo’s SHAREit is a simpler …

BlueLife Hosts Editor: a one-stop HOSTS file manager
January 10, 2015 – 09:14 | Comments Off on BlueLife Hosts Editor: a one-stop HOSTS file manager
BlueLife Hosts Editor: a one-stop HOSTS file manager

The HOSTS file is an important element in most networks, a simple structure which maps host names to custom IP addresses.
HOSTS can be used to block ads, or prevent access to certain sites. It’s occasionally …

AOMEI PXE Boot Free: boot PCs from an image on your network
January 9, 2015 – 12:24 | Comments Off on AOMEI PXE Boot Free: boot PCs from an image on your network
AOMEI PXE Boot Free: boot PCs from an image on your network

If your PC won’t start then you might try to recover the situation by booting from some other recovery environment: your Windows DVD, an antivirus disc, backup tool, whatever it might be.
If you can’t find …