I’ve been deemed a “computer guy” by my parents and friends simply because I know how to re-install Windows, add RAM, and use the T-Bird RSS feed reader. Being a computer guy means that I’m a free 24 hour help desk.
Pure Networks has a solution to most of my family’s problems, which eventually turn into my problems. I got a chance to see it working in action at the Connections Conference held in Burlingame [read: San Francisco Airport area]. Install the Network Magic program on each PC in your house, and start networking. The program does what windows should do, makes networking computers easy.
Share printers, see who’s online, restrict little Timmy’s computer until he has finished his homework, see if the router is the reason for a lost connection or if it’s your wireless signal. One of the questions I get asked the most is “how do I know if someone’s stealing my wireless internet”, Network Magic will tell you. Stay tuned as there is a very high possibility that LIVEdigitally will produce a full review on this in the near future!
**Sorry Mac fans, this is only available for the PC. But then again, Macs network easily without 3rd party help!
I installed Network Magic after reading this review. For the first time since I set up a home network, I was confident enough in my abilities to reset some of my router’s default settings. It was as they claim, “magic.” My only issue is that occasionally my internet connection goes down for like a second (thank you Time Warner)and I get that panic inducing message that I have lost my internet connection. My heart begins to pound, my head begins to ache, and then, whoops, I get the message that I’m reconnected again. Did I really need that heart pounding moment? No….but on the whole NM works as promised and makes adding computers to my network and blocking my neighbors from my network so easy.