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Networking (513 programs)

  1. PuTTY

    0.77
    • 3.9
    • (1678 votes)

    A must-have utility tool for developers

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Open-source and free to download, Supports multiple protocol clients, Offers terminal emulation, Comes with a command-line interface
    CONS: May seem complicated to beginners, Doesn’t support scripting
  2. Cisco Packet Tracer

    8.1.1
    • 4
    • (1606 votes)

    A full-fledged network simulation software from Cisco

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Idea for beginners, Receives good support, Easy to navigate, Offers value for money, Training guide
    CONS: Not ideal for experts
  3. Mars WiFi - Free WiFi HotSpot

    3.1.1.2
    • 3.7
    • (1136 votes)

    Turn Your Computer Into a Router

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Turn your computer into a router, Safe and secure
    CONS: Not available through official Windows app store, Not available on Macs
  4. Connectify Hotspot

    2021.0.1.40136
    • 3.5
    • (2277 votes)

    A free PC hotspot maker for anyone

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Easily activated, Uses WPA2 encryption, Automatic detection for WiFi-enabled devices, Share folders
    CONS: Needs a compatible wireless card
  5. Free WiFi Hotspot

    4.2.2.6
    • 3.6
    • (855 votes)

    Share internet among multiple devices!

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Turns a laptop into WiFi hotspot, Doesn’t require hardware devices, Completely free, Sets up within seconds
    CONS: Issues with connection stability, Not very practical for extended usage
  6. DNS Jumper

    2.2
    • 3.9
    • (794 votes)

    Free tool for changing DNS settings

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Small filesize, Covers a lot of DNS-related applications, Can save settings on profiles, Easy deletion with Flush DNS
    CONS: Falls behind specialized software in specific uses
  7. DNS Benchmark

    1.3.6668.0
    • 4.1
    • (426 votes)

    Free utility to test DNS performance

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Tests the performance of local and remote DNS nameservers, Determines whether your ISP's Domain Name Servers are optimal, Provides detailed information on the test results, Can help optimize DNS performance, Extensive online guidance for casual users, Sufficient features for advanced users
    CONS: Information overload for beginners
  8. Remote Desktop Connection

    Varies with device
    • 3.6
    • (140 votes)

    Get Connected with Remote Access

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Access any Windows PC from anywhere, Works over the internet or a LAN
    CONS: Users must be pre-approved to connect, Some firewalls restrict access
  9. Wireshark

    3.6.0
    • 3.8
    • (217 votes)

    Free and powerful network analyzer

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Free and open-source software, Supports data filtering, Analyzes traffic from various sources, Option to download data on a local device
    CONS: Outdated interface
  10. WO Mic

    4.7
    • 2.9
    • (554 votes)

    Wo Mic turns your phone into a mic

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Free, Easy to install, Easy to use, The only software of its type
    CONS: Can be a bit buggy, Not as good as a dedicated microphone
  11. My WIFI Router

    3.0.64
    • 3.8
    • (5053 votes)

    Turn Your Computer into a Wireless Hotspot For Free

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Whitelist/blacklist, Other useful options, Easy to use
    CONS: Weak security
  12. Advanced IP Scanner

    3.5.2.1
    • 3.8
    • (540 votes)

    A free and powerful network scanner

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Has a user-friendly interface, Available as a portable tool, Provides details on all connected PCs, Works on both wireless and wired networks
    CONS: Doesn’t offer cross-platform support, May seem complicated to beginners
  13. Free NIV Bible

    1.0
    • 3.9
    • (315 votes)

    Free and comprehensive bible for desktop computers

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: There is no charge to download this software., A streamlined search function is excellent to find a specific text.
    CONS: There are no illustrations contained alongside the text., This software application cannot work with systems newer than Windows 7.
  14. Virtual Router Manager

    1.0
    • 3.4
    • (797 votes)

    Turn Your PC into a WiFi

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Very easy to use, Perfect for non-experts, View wifi connections, Comes with encryption
    CONS: Interface is too simplistic, Lacks configuration options, No instructions included, Some bug issues
  15. Digital TV 2050

    • 3.3
    • (497 votes)

    Tune your PC into hundreds of TV channels from around the world

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Huge selection of countries to choose from, Streaming and quality good, Features integrated radio and webcams
    CONS: Poor selection of national channels, Many streams do not work , Interface looks dated
  16. PuTTYgen

    0.74
    • 5
    • (1 vote)

    Key generator application

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Generates private and public SSH key pair, Edits existing key pair, Generates RSA key for old SSH-1 protocol
    CONS: Outdated interface, Requires working knowledge from users
  17. OpenSSH

    8.7
    • 3.6
    • (166 votes)

    Prevent security attacks on your system

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Enables rock-solid encryption, Lots of preferences at hand
    CONS: Could prove tricky for novices
  18. InSSIDer

    5.5.0
    • 3.2
    • (585 votes)

    A Diagnostic Tool For Your Wi-Fi Network

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: A very clever and advanced piece of kit for proper Wi-Fi management, Gives incredibility detailed readings, It gathers information about all RF signals
    CONS: If you do not have a degree in communications it looks like alien software, Lay people have to read several technical manuals before they may use it correctly, It is only free for 30 days and then you have to pay
  19. BluetoothView

    1.66
    • 2.7
    • (1055 votes)

    Detect and connect to any Bluetooth device

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Makes connecting to Bluetooth devices much easier, Works quietly and discreetly
  20. Free IP scanner

    3.3
    • 3.3
    • (134 votes)

    Quick and easy port scanner

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Very easy to use and execute, Scans incredibly quickly
    CONS: Very one dimensional - offers no other IP analysing tools

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