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ReConnect
This application will automatically reconnect an internet connection when it disconnects. It will work on any Windows 'Network and Dial-up' connection - Broadband ADSL, dial-up modem, RAS...
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No Frills Timer
No Frills Timer keeps track of the amount of time you spend connected to the Internet. It is designed to be small, fast, and reasonably easy to use. NFT is free software, released under the terms of the GPL license.
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NETEagle
NETEagle is a tool that optimizes your modem connection. Your internet connection can be optimized up to 200% or higher by using NETEagle. NETEagle supports all current Windows versions, and works with any internet connection. NETEagle optimizes internet related settings, allowing for faster throughput. NETEagle has been tried and tested on numerous machines and has been found to work over 99% of the time to increase your download speeds.
Many network settings in Windows are configured for dialup (low speed) or Ethernet (low latency) devices. With today's high-speed Internet connections, this oversight hampers the performance of your Internet connection as much as 200%. However with simple modifications your computer's internet connection speed will be increased for faster throughput, download speeds and stop dealing with slow internet connections when playing online games, streaming music, audio and video. NETEagle optimizes Internet/Network related registry settings on your end of the connection (your PC) as well as several configuration files. This increases modem performance substantially. The whole process should take seconds to complete, the program works with any Internet connection, from dialup to satellite lines and supports all current Windows versions so no matter what type of modem you use.
After downloading the executable uninstall the old version of the NETEagle.
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Net Profiles
With Net Profiles, mobile computing becomes a whole lot easier. It eliminates the need to manually reconfigure your network settings when you move your desktop/laptop computer to another location. Once a profile is created, Net Profiles can configure your IP settings, proxy settings, mapped drives, default printer, wallpaper, and screen resolution with a click of a button; as well as run any number of user-defined applications upon activation of a profile.
Features:
- Save your network settings as profiles.
- Automatically activate wireless profiles when specified wireless connections are detected.
- Change IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, Primary and Secondary DNS Servers, WINS Server, and DHCP settings with the click of a button.
- Specify different mapped drives for each profile.
- Change your default printer based on which profile you're currently using.
- Automatically change you profile via program shortcuts created with Net Profiles.
- Change the default homepage for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera.
- Proxy settings for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera.
- Run a user-defined list of programs when a profile is activated.
- Maintain seperate desktop wallpaper for each profile.
- Change screen resolutions and color quality when profiles are activated.
- Can be easily translated into other languages using the enclosed XML language file.
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UtilKit DLUL Meter
UtilKit DLUL Meter Free, powerful tool that helps you objectively evaluate your bandwidth situation. You can use it to collect bandwidth usage data and measure the speed of your Internet or any other network connection. UtilKit DLUL Meter Free can help you identify possible sources of network problems, ensure that you dont exceed the bandwidth limits specified by your ISP, or track down suspicious network activity characteristic of Trojan horses and hacker attacks. The program allows you to monitor all your network connections or a specific network connection (such as Ethernet or PPP) only. The software also features a system of highly customizable visual and sound alerts. You can set it up to alert you when the network connection is down or when some suspicious activity, such as unusually heavy data flow, occurs. It can also automatically disconnect all dialup connections and shut down the system. The incoming and outgoing traffic is represented on a line chart and logged, so that you can always view statistics about your daily, weekly and monthly bandwidth usage and dialup duration.
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WinsockXP
WinSock XP Fix offers a last resort if your Internet connectivity has been corrupted due to invalid or removed registry entries. It can often cure the problem of lost connections after the removal of Adware components or improper uninstall of firewall applications or other tools that modify the XP network and Winsock settings. If you encounter connection problems after removing network related software, Adware or after registry clean-up; and all other ways fail, then give WinSock XP Fix a try. It can create a registry backup of your current settings, so it is fairly safe to use.
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ConnectionMonitor
Pings hosts at regular intervals, to determing if your connection is working, and generate a log of the results.
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YAPS
YAPS - Yet Another Port Scanner.
Fast TCP/IP port scanner.
- Supports simultaneous connecting to many targets
- Supports command line and GUI mode
- Customisable timeout
- Can scan range of addresses, or single address
- Can resolve addresses
- Includes names for well known ports.
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Keep It Alive
Keep It Alive 2.4 (last freeware version) keeps your dial-up connection alive by trying to get a web page from a web site every few minutes, fooling your ISP into thinking you're hard at work online. The last version of Keep It Alive is so easy to use that you do not need to do a thing once you installed it. Yet it has various options for experienced users.
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iPost
Do you have a dial up connection or a dynamic IP Address? Do you like to know what your IP address is from anywhere in the world, even if your connection drops out and reconnects??
If so, then iPost is for you.
Simply create a template page for iPost to use, specifying what type of details you want it to add. Details can be anything like IP Address or current time of posting, etc.
iPost will monitor your IP address and upload a modified copy of the template filling in the details that you want it to report to a web site somewhere.
From there you can view the site and see your IP address!
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CurrPorts
CurrPorts displays the list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on your local computer. For each port in the list, information about the process that opened the port is also displayed, including the process name, full path of the process, version information of the process (product name, file description, and so on), the time that the process was created, and the user that created it. In addition, CurrPorts allows you to close unwanted TCP connections, kill the process that opened the ports, and save the TCP/UDP ports information to HTML file , XML file, or to tab-delimited text file. CurrPorts also automatically mark with pink color suspicious TCP/UDP ports owned by unidentified applications (Applications without version information and icons).
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Angry IP Scanner
Angry IP scanner is a very fast IP scanner for Windows. It can scan IPs in any range, even 1.1.1.1 to 255.255.255.255. Its binary file size is very small compared to other IP scanners. Angry IP scanner simply pings each IP address to check if it's alive, then optionally it is resolving hostname and tries to connect at specified in Options dialog box TCP port.
It also has additional features, like NetBIOS information (computer name, workgroup name, currently logged in user and MAC address), results saving to CSV, TXT, HTML or XML file, can be used as a command-line utility in a batch file, etc.
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Connection Keeper
Connection Keeper is an invaluable time-saving tool for dial-up users. This free program simulates Internet browsing (at a random interval) to prevent your connection from appearing idle, thus preventing your ISP from dropping the connection due to inactivity. Connection Keeper can also automatically close many types of popup windows, such as those asking if you wish to stay connected. And if the connection is lost, Connection Keeper can automatically dial back in, restoring the connection as fast as possible.
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TICK
TICK is probably the ultimate freeware dial up enhancer for Windows 95/98/NT4/2000/Me/XP. Logs all dial up networking calls including length and cost of call and the amount of data transferred. Uses no runtime files and has POP3 mail checker, finger, ping, web notify tools, popup digital display, password database, IP Address finder, context sensitive help and lots more.
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