internet & network

The top picks in free internet and network software:

Advanced VNC – added 5/30/2006

This fast, reliable, easy-to-use remote control software saves you hours of running up and down stairs between computers. AVNC allows you to take control of another PC on a LAN, WAN or dial-up connection so you see the remote computer’s screen on your monitor and all your mouse movements and keystrokes are directly transferred to the remote machine.

JustRemoteIT – added 5/10/2006

Quick and easy remote access to your clients PC’s, view the screen, control the keyboard and mouse. Just a single EXE to distribute to remote PC’s, no install required (service install optional), client is preconfigured using provided ClientPrep tool so no messing around. Host the JustRemoteIT Server exe on your static or dynamic (requires or similar) IP, clients you are remoting just need outgoing net access, should also go through any hardware firewall without issue, software firewalls may need to allow the traffic if client user is asked (Unblock/Allow), Windows Firewall should not need any changes.

AirSnare – added 2/21/2006

AirSnare is another tool to add to your Wireless Intrusion Detection Toolbox. AirSnare will alert you to unfriendly MAC addresses on your network and will also alert you to DHCP requests taking place. If AirSnare detects an unfriendly MAC address you have the option of tracking the MAC address’s access to IP addresses and ports or by launching Ethereal upon a detection.

WirelessKeyView – added 12/25/2006

WirelessKeyView recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the ‘Wireless Zero Configuration’ service of Windows XP. It allows you to easily save all keys to text/html/xml file, or copy a single key to the clipboard.

Look@LAN Network Monitor – added 11/7/2006

Look@LAN Network Monitor, a free solution for both personal and commercial use, is an advanced network monitor, which allows you to monitor your network in few clicks. Extremely easy to use and very fast in discovering your network’s active nodes. Full of relevant features such as auto-detect of network configuration, monitoring, reporting, trapping, statistics and graphs, network tree view, network log, proof single node scan, os detection and so on.

Net Tools – added 9/19/2006

Net Tools is cutting-edge security and network monitoring software bundle for the Internet and Local Area Networks, providing clients with the ability and confidence to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s technology. It features IP Address Scanner, IP Calculator, Port Listener/Scanner, Ping, 2 way Trace Route, Time Sync, Whois & MX Lookup, Connect0r, Connection Analysator and protector, Spoofer, Hack Trapper, multi IP Trojan Hunter, Multi Ping for Cisco Routers, Steganographer, Network Protocol Analyzer and about 100 other network monitoring utilities.

Network Notepad – added 5/19/2005

Network Notepad is a program for creating interactive network
diagrams. Runs on Microsoft Windows 9x, NT, 2K, XP. Feautures include: point-and-click telnet/ browse/ user-definable network management. simple drag and drop interface. open, text based file format. printing. linked diagrams. flow charts.