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 …

Classic freeware HostsMan gets its yearly update
January 3, 2017 – 11:56 | Comments Off on Classic freeware HostsMan gets its yearly update
Classic freeware HostsMan gets its yearly update

Classic freeware HOSTS manager HostsMan has seen its first update since November 2015.
The new release now supports eight HOSTS file update sources, including hpHosts, MVPS Hosts, Cameleon and – new this time – “Dan Pollock’s …

NetWorx 6.0 no longer freeware
January 1, 2017 – 16:19 | Comments Off on NetWorx 6.0 no longer freeware
NetWorx 6.0 no longer freeware

SoftPerfect has updated its network monitor NetWorx to version 6.0.
The big change, in line with other recent SoftPerfect updates, is that NetWorx is now only available as commercial software.

Angry IP Scanner 3.5 adds high DPI support, drops XP
December 14, 2016 – 08:35 | Comments Off on Angry IP Scanner 3.5 adds high DPI support, drops XP
Angry IP Scanner 3.5 adds high DPI support, drops XP

Popular network tool Angry IP Scanner has hit version 3.5 with new support for high DPI displays on Windows and Linux (Mac Retina displays were supported already).
There are visual improvements for everyone, whatever your hardware, …

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 …