NetSetMan

NetSetMan

Switch between multiple network profiles with a single click
NetSetMan v5.1
5.1
11 May 2022
Review
NetSetMan v5.0
5.0
21 Dec 2020
Review
NetSetMan v4.7
4.7
9 Aug 2018
Review
NetSetMan v4.6
4.6
29 Nov 2017
Editorial review
Rating
NetSetMan v4.5
4.5
17 Aug 2017
Review
NetSetMan v4.4
4.4
25 Apr 2017
Editorial review
Rating
NetSetMan v4.2
4.2
8 Jul 2016
Review
NetSetMan v4.1
4.1
9 Feb 2016
Review
NetSetMan v4.0
4.0
2 Mar 2015
Editorial review
Rating
NetSetMan v3.7
3.7
29 Jan 2014
Review
NetSetMan v3.6
3.6
28 Oct 2013
Review
NetSetMan v3.5
3.5
15 Oct 2012
Editorial review
Rating
NetSetMan v3.4
3.4
19 Mar 2012
Review
NetSetMan v3.3
3.3
6 Nov 2011
Review
NetSetMan v3.2
3.2
16 Feb 2011
Review
NetSetMan v3.1
3.1
1 Dec 2010
NetSetMan v3.0
3.0
6 Jan 2010
NetSetMan v2.6
2.6
20 Aug 2009
NetSetMan v2.5
2.5
15 Sep 2008
Editorial review
Rating
NetSetMan v2.4
2.4
1 Mar 2008

What's new

v5.1 [6 Feb 2022]
- New: Context menu in WiFi Management for quick access to Enable/Disable.
- New: Context menu in WiFi/AutoSwitch for quick log file/folder access.
- Fix: Program settings might not have been saved after being changed.
- Fix: Connected WiFi network possibly not displayed in TrayInfo.
- Fix: System/Firewall status not applied correctly.
- Fix: Download button in Update dialog inactive in certain constellations.
- Fix: Update process for restricted user accounts.

v5.0 [21 Dec 2020]
- Fix: AutoSwitch thread error after standby.
- Fix: AutoSwitch options might have been hidden due to incorrect alignment.
- Fix: Systems with many WiFi profiles could lead to UI performance issues.
- Fix: Error deleting the last remaining profile group.
- Fix: Position of a new group might have been saved incorrectly.
- Fix: "Connect by MAC address" failed if no name/description was provided.
- Fix: TAB keyboard navigation order.
- Fix: Windows firewall status setting not applied correctly.
- Fix: Protocol Bindings for systems with multiple NICs using the same driver.
- Fix: High Contrast Mode support adjustments.
- Fix (Pro): License registration issues in rare constellations.
- Tools: Network Scanner now shows the device description/comment as a name tooltip.
- Performance improvements for selecting and viewing profiles.
- Improved AutoSwitch performance and compatibility.
- AutoSwitch NIC Status condition now also supports special types of VPN connections.
- WiFi Management remembers last selected NIC if multiple are available.
- Added shortcuts for Compact/Full Mode (CTRL M) and main sections (CTRL 1/2/3/4).
- In Logon mode, the Save button now saves the activation log in the Logs subfolder.
- Minor fixes and adjustments.

v4.7 [9 Aug 2018]
- Compatibility for Windows 10 version 1803.
- Fix: Exception errors with new TCP/UDP-Connections feature on some systems.
- Fix: High-DPI adjustments for TCP/UDP-Connections toolbar and icons.
- Minor bug fixes and improvements.

v4.6 [29 Nov 2017]
Activation log shows assigned IP addresses when DHCP was set
- Skipping activation of settings if they are currently already set
(To force re-initializing IP settings, set Adapter Status: Restart)
- "Waiting for network" only if there are other settings following
- "No network adapter selected" only shown if relevant in that profile
- Several improvements for command line activation
- Fix: LAN/Adapter settings showed an error even if completed successfully
- Fix: Incorrect value for "Enabled" status in Tools: Adapters Details
- Fix: Activation order when connecting to a WiFi network and restarting NIC
- Fix: Error 7000000F for WiFi connection if NIC not ready after changing IP
- Fix: Format of some details in the activation log
- Fix: Reading current Gateway value didn't work in certain cases
- Fix: Show only one System Up-Time in TrayInfo if Boot Time = Work Time
- Fix: Rare problem with -aw/-ah command line parameters
- Fix (Pro): Firefox Proxy option "Same proxy for all protocols"
- Fix (Pro): Cancelling profile activation while waiting for FF

v4.5 [17 Aug 2017]
- Network Scanner: Additionally to the built-in MAC-OUI vendors list
selection, you can now place the official oui.txt from ieee.org in
the program folder to get the complete OUI data.
Or download a sanitized version from here: http://linuxnet.ca/ieee/oui/
- New "Programs" option for preventing multiple instances of the same exe
- Built-in MAC-OUI vendor now also displayed in NIC and WiFi Management
- Improved Network Scanner results for low-energy target devices
- Ping network packets are now identical to Windows pings
- AutoSwitch info dialog UI improved
- Increased compatibility for Speed/Duplex, MTU, Flow Control, VLAN ID
- Fix: Displaying incorrect context menu for IP input fields
- Fix: Console-Tool with non-Latin characters
- Fix (Pro): Rare problem with command line license installation
- Fix (Pro): Problem with portable mode in certain constellations

v4.4 [25 Apr 2017]
4.3.1 - 2016-11-22:
- NEW: Advanced Tray-Info configuration in Preferences menu.
- NEW: Optional details in Tray-Info: IPv6, connection speed, system uptime, network drives, etc.
- NEW: Show/Hide different types of network adapters in Tray-Info: Disconnected/Disabled/Virtual Adapters, Connections (PPP, VPN, ...).
- Fix: Rare "BusType" error on systems with an incompatible driver setting.
- Fix: Optional auto-close of Activation dialog.
- Fix: Copy/Paste icons in AutoSwitch.
- New menu item: "Automatically activate this profile at this location"
- Cursor animation shows how to use the AutoSwitch feature for new users.
- New Net Drive menu button for getting currently mapped network drives.
- MAC addresses now with hyphens instead of colons (11-22-33-44-55-66).
- Some optimizations for reading network adapters and their settings.
- Translation updates.

v4.2 [8 Jul 2016]
Fix: Problem with Net Drive format update of subprofiles in 4.2.0
Translation updates

v4.0 [2 Mar 2015]
- NEW: Export/Import profiles or preferences separately
- NEW: 5GHz networks in NSM WiFi Management
- NEW: Save/Copy activation log buttons added
- Fix: Command line activation with already running program instance
- Fix: AutoSwitch Gateway MAC failure in some constellations
- Fix: Rare scenarios for losing profile settings
- Fix: Rare error 126 on startup
- Adapter activation now at the beginning of the profile activation process
- F2 renames currently visible profile in Full Mode
- Script execution directory is now the location of the script
- Simplified Chinese translation up-to-date again

v3.7 [29 Jan 2014]
3.7.1 - 2014-02-04
- NEW language: Georgian
- Fix: In 3.7.0 command line and app activation caused an error
- Fix: Minor file name issue
3.7.0 - 2014-01-29
- NEW: Connections (RAS/DUN/PPP/VPN)
- NEW: Option to retry a profile activation if some setting failed
- NEW: Tray click option: Show Tray Info (useful for touchscreens)
- Fix: Problem running the program with restricted user if
UAC is turned off and NSM Service is disabled
- Fix: Program start with Admin-Mode enabled and long user name
- Fix: Copy/Paste profile settings
- Fix: Canceling activation process
- Fix: Net Drive problem for limited user accounts in certain cases
- Net Drive connection process now faster
- Large files (>100MB) are now excluded for FF proxy, hosts and SMTP
- UI adjustments for Hosts dialog
- Some performance improvements for the main user interface
- Minor adjustments

v3.6 [28 Oct 2013]
- NEW: Advanced TCP/IP Settings (replacing "Additional Addresses")
Route Table
IPConfig (/release, /renew, /flushdns, /registerdns)
NetBIOS (default, activate, deactivate)
DNS Suffix with the complete Windows-like functionality
Previous DNS Domain feature becomes part of it and needs
to be reactivated if required in some of your profiles!
- NEW: Introducing "NetSetMan Touch" support!
Free Windows 8 Store App to activate your existing profiles
from a touch-friendly Metro/Modern UI interface
Release date: 2013-11-05
- Fix: Minimizing main program window didn't work in some cases
- Fix: NSM Service error 1355 on program start in rare cases
- Fix: InfoTray problems with ampersand character in profile names
- Fix: Missing icons in Compact Mode menu
- Fix: Driver modification of NIC deleted settings if ini was encrypted
- Fix: Problem with updating NICs in a copied ini
- Fix (Pro): Domain connection with Win7/8 and some special characters
- Reworked all message boxes: native look & consistent behavior
- Lots of minor fixes and adjustments

v3.5 [15 Oct 2012]
- Fix: NSM Service didn't work with Win8 in certain cases (Error 6)
- Fix: Some problems with volume/mute for speakers and microphone
- Fix: Some activation progress bar inconsistencies
- Fix: Manual update check without Internet access
- Fix: Mobility Center icon with x64
- Fix: Some label double-click issues in the settings overview
- Several minor fixes and adjustments

v3.4 [19 Mar 2012]
- NEW: Browser/Proxy feature completely reworked! (Pro version)
Support for Internet Explorer/System, Firefox and Opera
Automatic recognition of your installed browsers
Separate browser and proxy/home page configuration
Getting current values, clearing values on label double-click
Full support of profiles for Firefox and Opera
IE proxy settings can be combined now
Opening browser dialog much faster now
Dropping Gopher-protocol support
- NEW: All-new Activation Dialog!
Three areas: compact, details and log
Animated activation indicator
Progress bar in dialog and in (Win7) taskbar
Dialog doesn't freeze anymore during activation
- NEW: Win7 JumpLists for quick access to important NSM sections
- NEW Language: Hebrew
- The alternative IP method now becomes the default method! However, for
compatibility the old method can still be activated in the preferences.
- System Settings accessible directly from the tray for quick changes
- Fix: Workgroup checkbox wasn't saved correctly in v3.3.0
- Fix: Error in Compact Mode if all profiles are deactivated
- Fix: Saving custom height of Compact Mode
- Fix: Some minor issues with the program icon
- Fix: System Sound Schemes problems with NSM Service
- Fix: Printer error "File not found" in certain cases
- Pro: Help link in Domain/Workgroup dialog
- Several WiFi improvements (security, import/export)
- WiFi NIC is now automatically enabled when establishing a connection
- Added context menu to Script editor
- NSM Administration registry keys now removed with uninstall
- MenuBar buttons now also close the opened dialog again
- Wallpaper selection limited to BMP&JPG (other formats are problematic)
- Layout and size adjustments
- Lots of minor fixes and adjustments

v3.3 [6 Nov 2011]
- NEW: Change system settings with your profiles!
- NEW: System - Display Mode (resolution, color depth, refresh rate)
- NEW: System - Wallpaper & Desktop Color
- NEW: System - Screensaver
- NEW: System - Design Scheme / Theme
- NEW: System - Speakers Volume
- NEW: System - Microphone Volume
- NEW: System - Sound Scheme
- NEW: System - Power Plan
- NEW language: Ukrainian
- Fix: Tray menu issues with rare exception error and flickering
- Fix: Several WiFi issues (x64, initialization, 64HEX and more)
- Fix: Listing network printers when using NSM Service
- Fix: Some problems changing the printer when using NSM Service
- Fix: In certain cases "Error -1" when changing NIC status
- Fix: Preventing Windows from shutting down in rare cases
- Pro: Optimized workgroup/domain UI with seperate dialog
- Icon optimizations
- Tooltips for profile tabs to show long names
- IP & DNS captions are now geyed-out if not used
- Additional Addresses shortcut now also in the main menu
- Applying IP settings to a NIC will automatically activate it
- Restarting a deactivated NIC will now activate it
- Lots of minor fixes and adjustments

v3.2 [16 Feb 2011]
The new version has:
- NEW: NIC "Restart" now also for x64
- Reworked NIC Status feature
- Several languages up-to-date again; new help files for bg, es, tw
- Improved character encoding handling of settings file
- Fix: Error after closing Scripts dialog
- Fix: Visual flaw in Scripts dialog
- Fix: Problems with ampersand character in profile names
- Fix: Silent activation with -as parameter didn't work correctly
- Fix: "Get Current Settings" didn't set DHCP/Static option correctly
- Fix: Showing wrong settings in WiFi Management for ad-hoc profiles
- Fix: Connect to a WiFi network with differing SSID and name
- Fix: WiFi Management freezes under certain circumstances
- Fix: Option for auto-connection was disabled for the current
WiFi profile when connecting to another WiFi network in XP
- Fix (Pro): Problems setting proxies and ports in certain cases
- Fix (Pro): Firefox profile selection with NSM Service
- Improved 64bit recognition resulting in improvements for
changing adapter status and new Beta IP method
- Fix: TrayInfo affecting DHCP/Static profile configuration
- Fix: Incorrect delay order for scripts
- Fix: Error when rearranging profiles in profile management
- Fix: Error 1307 when running scripts
- Fix: Wrong position after starting minimized
- Fix: Rare error 18 when running with NSM Service
- Swedish translation up-to-date again
and much more.

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