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Fast IP Switcher

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.

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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:

  • The IP Address (manual or automatic)
  • Subnet Mask
  • Default Gateway
  • DNS Server (manual or automatic)
  • WINS Server
  • Computer Name
  • DNS Domain
  • Default Printer
  • Network Domain
  • Proxy Settings

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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  1. Mark said on March 19, 2008 at 1:42 pm
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    awesome man, this is extremely helpful, I work on printer/scanners and this will be mucho helpful.

  2. ravi said on August 29, 2008 at 11:45 am
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    Could you please me some PDF docs for FASTIP ?

  3. Chris said on July 14, 2009 at 7:42 am
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    Try http://ipchange.net it’s another free application that is being developed by the day

  4. Chris said on September 18, 2009 at 3:21 pm
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    Again the IPCHANGE app has moved http://ipchange.timmotools.com free app for windows works well

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