Platform: Windows XP, Windows Vista
License: Time limited demo
Number of downloads: 79
If you work from a notebook, you’ll quickly realise that you may need multiple network configurations in order to use the computer at work, from home or differing wireless networks. The snag is, although this is relatively easy within Vista or OS X, it’s more difficult within older versions of Windows. This is made even more complicated if your network configuration requires a static IP address and you are allocated an IP address when you connect to a WiFi network.
Factor in the problem with proxy settings, and the fact that these may not always be auto-configured when you connect to a different network, and you may find that you spend more time fiddling to make sure your computer can connect, than you are online.
Plug and Browse is a network configuration and management tool that will enable you to set up multiple configurations depending on the network that you intend to connect. You can make specific settings to your web browser, configure your email so it obtains your mail by SMTP (where applicable) and other local peripheral-based issues such as your default local printer, which may be connected to your network.