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NetworkSmart Lite

Type of Program: Network Monitoring
Supported Platforms: Win95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP
Company Name: LeadByte Corporation
Version: 1.0
Price: $69
Installed Size: 3 Mb

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Okay, this is a Network program so I wasn't that surprised when doing the install it came up with this option:
Install this application for:

Anyone who uses this computer (all users)
Only for me (Joe Tex)

In the Release Notes:
Issues
1. Capturing on Dial-up adapter & VPN is not supported in this release.Capturing across a firewall / proxy servers requires a resolving the proxy server IP address and capturing against that.
2. Only one IP address per network adapter is supported.

This program is really designed with software developer in mind. What it does is measure how well your application will perform on a Network.

Here is what you do:
First, run the application you want to monitor to the exact stage where you want to test the network performance. For example, if you want to see what happens when a user loads your Product List web page, you should first bring up your browser and navigate through your site until right before the Product List page is displayed.

Now that you are at the point where you want to begin capturing, simply click on the Start Capture button. It is a good idea to check the menu Always on Top in NetworkSmart Lite so that you can always see the capture activity.

NetworkSmart Lite should now be in capture mode and it will pick up any TCP-related traffic that is generated between the Destination server and the client. Once in capture mode, display your Product List web page.

You should see the summary grid constantly changing by increasing its frame and byte counts. If it is, you are successfully capturing packets. If it is not, stop the capture and check your Capture Parameter settings.

Once you have properly captured the traffic that your application has generated, click the Stop Capture button to view the performance results. You can also view the actual data that was sent or received by your application.

Slick , Huh?

There is a lot more, but you get the drift.

Conclusion. If you are a developer that is going have their application running across a Network you had better try this nifty program out.

Try It! Buy It!

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Reviewed by Joe Tex


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