On many occasions you may have to fix a problem with your small business internet connection. Knowing all of the details involved with fixing it can be overwhelming at times. You will need some great tools to help you fix your connection problems. Whether it is a virus causing network congestion or time to upgrade the entire system, knowing where to turn can save you hours and hours of aggravation. I was able to locate a few programs that make networking and monitoring extremely easy to do. What I enjoy most about these two programs is that not only will they alleviate the stress of networking all of your computers, but they also help with network security and maintenance.
Network Magic– This program is one of the best available on the internet. Instead of slaving for hours, just load this simple application on any computer you want to add to the network and you are good to go. For a small price of $30, you will soon get your sanity back. I definitely consider this program to be a miracle worker and I could not function without it. If you have a small office or a home based office, this program can practically handle all of your needs with ease. File sharing, printer sharing, and network monitoring are only a few of the tasks this dandy little program can handle. Everything is taken care of in one click. Computers that run different operating systems such as Windows 98, Windows XP, or Windows Vista in one office will be able to connect to one network. I enjoyed not having to worry about programming multiple settings so that each computer can communicate with each other. Setup was a snap and painless.
Spiceworks– Anyone that owns a slightly larger home business network may consider choosing this program. One of the greatest benefits of this program is that it is completely free. It will allow a user to keep track of the software license on each network computer system and also monitor the usage of each employee. This particular program is a little more detailed than the Network Magic program, but it is well worth the effort. If you get confused about anything within the program, then just use the included help menu. The troubleshooting features were great because they allow you to compare the configurations of each computer on the network and see why you are experiencing computer problems.
I loved working with both of these programs and recommend to everyone. Having to constantly fight with setting up each new computer on my home office network was a real pain. After trying these programs, I am happy to see the stress fly right out of the window. If you want to spend your valuable time on other things instead of working on networking computers, then give them a try.