I'm using my Toshiba Notebook a lot when visiting clients or traveling, and one of the things that really bothered me a lot was that I always had to change certain network settings like the IP address, Gateway or proxies. Worth than that was the fact hat I had to remember those settings.
Free IP Switcher is the perfect tool for this situation. It offers a one click change of the network settings that require no reboot. Probably the fastest solution if you connect to different networks regularly.
What I really like is the feature to import the current network settings which spares you from the hassle to add them to the IP Changer manually on first run. Different IP settings are available in tabs in the program and it only takes two clicks to activate another configuration.
The program offers several additional settings that can be added if needed besides the obvious ones like IP, DNS and Proxy. The Computer Name and the Workgroup can be changed as well as the default printer of the system. Last but not least it is possible to set the DNS Domain and a Wins Server.
Update: Fast IP Switcher is fully compatible with all recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Here is a detailed overview of the settings that you can add to a network configuration:
It only takes a couple of seconds to fill out a new network profile, so that you can restore the settings whenever you need to use them again on the computer. It is ideal for laptops and other mobile devices as it is more likely that you will connect to various networks with those devices than a desktop PC.
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