NetSetMan is the perfect complement for those who usually require changing their network settings because they connect to different networks, probably on different locations. The program allows you to save six different network configurations, and you can change from one to another with just a couple of clicks, without even requiring to restart your system. Thanks to NetSetMan, you can now forget about memorizing and manually changing all those intricate network settings, as you can get it done automatically in no time.
The program's main window offers you six tabs, one for each possible network profile. By double-clicking on a tab you can set a significative name for its corresponding configuration. In addition, creating a new network profile is as easy as right-clicking on a tab and selecting the "Get Current Settings" command. This action will copy your currently running network configuration to the selected profile and, from now on, you can return to it by simply selecting it again and clicking on the "Activate" button. However, there is an even easier way to switch to an alternative network profile: through the program's tray menu. NetSetMan installs an icon on your system notification area and it displays a menu with your six possible network profiles. With just one click, you can switch to any of them.
If you happen to be an advanced user, you can alternatively create a network profile from the scratch by manually specifying all the required parameters such as the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, preferred and alternate DNS servers, Printer, Workgroup and many more. You can also click on the "IP+" button to access the "Advanced TCP/IP Settings Window" where you can configure additional IP addresses for your network adapters, additional gateways and even create your own routing table. On the other hand, NetSetMan also allows you to manage sub-profiles which refer to different setting for different network adapters, within the same main profile.
To sum it all up, NetSetMan is a powerful yet practical tool that allows you to change your network settings in a way that couldn't be easier. Once you have configured all your required network profiles, you can switch to the compact mode of the program which also allows you to change your profile with one click. The program can be used totally free of charge as long as you don't use it for commercial purposes.
- Allows you to manage up to 6 network profiles.
- Capable of restoring and saving your current network settings.
- Supports tweaking the advanced TCP/IP settings for your profiles.
- Allows you to manage sub-profiles
- No drawbacks found during this review