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Software that interacts with a network of computers or other devices.

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Tool to install and manage software installations on multiple Windows computers?

I have about 15 computers on the same network and most of their installed software are the same. When I want to install new programs or update installed ones I have to go to each one and install/...
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Tool to control windows network traffic (Internet Speed)

I work on web development, therefore, in some rare situations I need to test our site and mimic different users' environments such as internet connection. Because if the internet connection is very ...
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What software to modify and create TCP/IP packets?

I am learning about network packets and I was wondering how I could intercept and modify and/or create a packet and send it? Details: I have Windows OS. I would prefer an easy to use and easy to ...
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Windows program to monitor how much bandwidth network users are using

Recently we added a small apartment complex to the back of our house. To provide internet for the renters we simple tapped into our router and rebroadcast with a series of switches. After they moved ...
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Simple HTTP packet analyzer for debugging applications?

I am currently using Wireshark whenever I want to debug an application that talks over the network. In general, this works fine but I always feel like Wireshark is an overkill for my demands. When I ...
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Cross platform framework for embedded device communication over LAN and internet

I'm currently on a project in which we will be communicating between a household appliance (e.g. an oven) with an embedded computer, and a mobile device (phone). Here's a brief summary of the setup: ...
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How to turn my PC into a router and possibly add some extra capabilities?

I am looking for a software to turn my PC into a router and have the following capabilities which may come together with the software or is a plugin: firewall, filtering charting IPS, IDS HTTPS only ...
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Tool to visualize network topology

I am searching for a specific tool to visualize a network topology. I found images at this serverfault question. Does anyone know what tool they were using? I checked most of the recommendations from ...
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Wireshark playback for regression testing

I have captured traffic of our application using Wireshark, so I have a PCap file now. I'd like to use this capture file to do a regression test of our software, i.e. I'd like to perform a playback ...
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Open Source Network Simulator

I'm looking for an open-source network simulator. I'd want to simulate different topologies, ie: Bus, Star, Ring, Tree, etc... It doesn't matter for me to simulate a Cisco product, only ...
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An android app that could send GPS data to a server

I am looking for an android app that could be used to track some smartphones, for research purpose. There are apps such as Family Locator, etc. However, these apps can only show you the visual ...
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Automated host file management

Solid host files are an important part of a secure system. I'm looking for a piece of software that could automate the process: The required software would ideally work in the following way: Modify ...
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Software to emulate a slow network connection

Our developers typically run and test code for a 3 tier architecture on their machines prior to sending this over to be tested. If there are lots of cross-tier calls, those often aren't picked up ...
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Measuring LAN Speed in a home network

I recently rewired my home and when doing it, we ran Cat6 to all of the rooms. Now that everything is connected, I am curious what kind of speeds I am getting between computers on the LAN. There are ...
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Tool to monitor how much Internet data devices are consuming in a home network, quota

I need a network monitoring program that I can run from my computer, but that monitors my entire network for my house. My ISP imposes a data cap of 300GB per month. Due to finances some of my family ...
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IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi Radar

I'm frequently finding myself managing (and troubleshooting) an increasing number of networks that are (more or less) overrun with scores of 2.4GHz; 802.11; Wireless Access Points; and (for the most ...
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Synchronize files between three computers

I'm looking for software to synchronize my projects files between my PC and my laptop, frequently or in real-time. I'm a videographer and a motion designer, so I have big files. The main goal is to I ...
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Free console TCP tunneling app or proxifier

I need an application that will make certain applications that have no proxy support by itself (browser, for example) to go through my SOCKS proxy server. Requirements: No GUI-actions needed (CLI ...
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Measure the total amount of data that is downloaded and uploaded in a given session?

I might have to use a monthly capped internet. So before I do that I want to find out the average amount of data I download and upload over the internet in any given day, such that the software starts ...
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Analyze home network to find bottlenecks

Classic home network problem - I have the fastest consumer connection I can get (1 Gbps), but the network speeds are incredibly slow on all devices. I realize that the router (and its speed), ...
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Is there a software available which maps social networks?

I'm wondering if there is already a software available, which can map social networks using publicly available online information. For example, it would be interesting if I could input my name and ...
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Network Infrastructure Discovery

Which software is suitable for creating a network map in Ubuntu or Windows? The aim of my bachelor thesis is to describe methods of discovering devices on the local network and then creating a map ...
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Android app to log network requests

Can anyone recommend an android app that will log all network requests? The log must include the following data: The name of the app that made the request The date/time the app made the request The ...
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Locally stored and searchable web history

I am looking for some ideas (solutions would be even better) for a task I want to run on my local network. I would like to save every web page I open in my browsers and be also able to search for ...
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Linux software that shows weekly Internet usage, broken down by domain

I want to see how the Internet usage from my Ubuntu 2013.10 machine is divided between hosts. Example: 43% Netflix 21% Jamendo 12% Wikicommons 8% Flickr 5% Mail.ru 3% Mysface [...] Requirements: ...
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I need a software that will help me to create an diagram of a structure of my application

I need a software that might help me about drawing/creating something like this: That's what I've found in my faculty book, and I need to create my own diagram of structure of my application, that ...
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Disable / enable / configure network adapters in Windows system tray

I'm looking for software, for Windows 7, that will allow me to do the following from the system tray (or from a global shortcut key): Enable or disable network adapters Set IPv4 properties for a ...
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Remote Backup System needed

I work for a large organization that is not in the IT industry. As such, we have a lot of users that aren't very computer savvy. They know enough about computers to do their jobs, but not much more. ...
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Auto sync libraries on two machines without storing data with 3rd party

I have two laptops. I use them interchangeably and want a system where a "shared" library is synced between the two machines, such that if I create/change/delete a file on machine A, the same happens ...
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Easy software to simulate network (router/switch/server) for study purposes

I am studying networking, I am looking for a software for Mac for testing. It must allow me to create a router, switch, and server. EDIT-01 Is there a software for testing Juniper devices?
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How to send video to multiple TVs over the network

I'm working for a company with multiple buildings. On each building there are some smart TVs connected to the wired network. Is it possible to share HD videos from a computer to all the TVs? What I ...
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Easy tool to sketch beautiful network diagrams

I'm looking for a tool for sketching network diagrams. Ease of use and aesthetic appearance are important. Flats icons or Cisco diagrams icons are would be nice. My goal is to create networks ...
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Graph IPv4 and IPv6 comparison traffic

I'm looking for some tool that allows me to see how much traffic is going via IPv4 and IPv6 on my network. I would basically like to have something like a pie chart with this two measures. I've been ...
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Presence on the network

I'm looking for a program that looks like a chat app, i.e. shows green when the user is on the LAN or red when their device is not on the network. I don't want it to be a chat program, just an ...
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Implementation of RFC 6951 “Encapsulation of SCTP inside UDP” as a C library

Are there any open source libraries that implements RFC 6951, allowing applications to use SCTP even if it is not enabled in kernel or is blocked by NAT by encapsulating it in UDP?
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a free program to show how steady my network connection is

I recently signed a new contract with my ISP. They agreed to upgrade my network connection. The connection speed, as they told me, would increase at least two times. They also told me that my modem ...
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Simple, easy-to-use GUI for showing network hogs within my LAN

I run IT for a small-ish office of 10 people and ~3 dozen devices (computers, VOIP phones, printers, tablets and smart phones). I have Comcast Business internet service with 50/10Mbps, and I have ...
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VPN server and client for remote access to small business network

We currently have four Windows 8.1 and 10 computers on a small network. We're looking for a way to occasionally connect to the network from home/abroad with two users, each with their own laptops, ...
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Network throughput tester

Can someone recommend a local network throughput tester? Specifically, testing throughput between network clients, not to/from the internet. Required Features: Test throughput between clients, in ...
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Create a network plan

I am looking for a Software, that can scan a network and display me the IP addresses of the router and the switches. The Network is pretty big. I need it because everything is just plugged together ...
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Simple interactive windows firewall

I'm surprised I cannot find any windows application fulfilling following requirements: to behave as standard, simple, standalone and interactive windows firewall, nothing more not to be unmanageable ...
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Visual traceroute for Linux with geolocation

I am on Debian Jessie. I am looking for a visual traceroute program which I can use to trace a path from my localhost to a remote host. I am looking for something which visually maps the location of ...
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Connecting network drives when connected to a particular wired / wifi network

As stated in the title, i'm looking for a piece of software that could automagically connect some network drives when i'm connecting to some particular wifi (or wired) network. Google wasn't of any ...
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More targeted DNS Poisoning

I want to play around with DNS poisoning to see what I can do with it, how it works, etc. Unfortunately, the only tools I know of that poison the DNS cache go the whole mile and do a full MiTM attack, ...
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traceroute or tracepath for Windows? (not tracert, afaik)

What I want to do (on a Windows Box) is to traceroute or tracepath using TCP on a specific port. (afaik Windows tracert will ONLY use ICMP; is it possible to use tracert in some manner I am unaware to ...
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Unix/Linux network and server virtual machines

I am looking to develop a software system that involves a series of servers all communicating with each other over a network. It shall be Linux based (preferably Ubuntu). It shall use TCP/IP sockets ...
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GUI Hosts File Editor for Windows

I've become quite tired of manually editing my windows hosts file (c:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts). I would like a GUI editor that could make life easier when adding domain entries to this file....
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Recommended software for an Intranet?

We're on a governamental organization with about 150-160 users. This organization is spread between a central office, and 10 small delegations, with 4-5 workers on each delegation. We're looking for ...
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Linux utility to have two TCP server sockets talk to each other

I have two TCP servers and each expects a client connection, but I need to have them talk to each other. This is how the connection looks like: DEVICE -> UART -> SER2NET -> XXX <- OFONO-...
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Displaying IP address path geographically

Is there any software or website for showing IP address path? this image is snapshot from a software by a person: this shows the local IP address to the destination IP address's path. But I don't ...