Some Reviews of Net Connector

Dr. File Finder

I've looked at quite a number of similar products and I'm using Net Connector. There may be programs that are more complex or flashier, but Net Connector gets the job done and does a good job doing it! I recommend it highly.- Michael E. Callahan aka Dr. File Finder (tm) - C|Net Online

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Net Connector gets a four-star rating from ZDNet!

Looking for a slick way to automatically use Dial-Up Networking (DUN) to connect to the Internet then run a program with no user intervention? Try Net Connector. This program integrates your Web application with the dialup process, making automation of Web activities such as downloading pages or FTPing files a one-click process. It's easy to set up through the two-page tabbed interface. Just type in an application to launch (such as a Web browser or FTP program) or browse to it. Then choose how to have it run (maximized or minimized) and specify whether you want it to run immediately or after connect. Then choose a DUN connection that you already have setup. Specify how many times to have Net Connector redial on lost connection and tell it to close the connection or not when the program terminates. You can optionally have it create an icon on the desktop for easy use."

A1 Yippee Shareware gives Net Connector a 4 star rating!

"Net Connector is very useful for power users, providing full automation for dial-up connections. Connect to the Internet and load an Internet program quickly and easily. The utility can be configured to reconnect when disconnected, and disconnect when the communication program has been closed. Net Connector works with all current 32-bit Windows versions."


Rated "Cool" by Softizer!

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Net Connector:Streamlining Dial-Up Networking

Net Connector, by Peter J. Amick, is a great utility for anyone who has installed Windows 95 "Dial-Up Networking" on their system. It's a real time-saver that not only dials your Internet provider, but launches your favorite programs as well. Net Connector also has some other nice features. Lets take a look at it.

Making Things Simple

If you use the Dial-Up Networking feature of Windows 95, you've probably noticed that in many ways it's inconvenient. If you don't create a desktop icon for the service you want to connect to, then you have to open the Dial-Up Networking folder each time you want to connect. Then you have to click on "Connect." Once connected, you have to run your favorite browser, email program, etc. A small window, showing how long you have been connected and that you still are, sits on your desktop. Lastly, when you're all done, you have to click another button to disconnect. Net Connector not only eliminates all of the minor irritations, but it makes the whole process more logical and friendly.

Just One Click!

You set up Net Connector to not only dial your Internet connection, but to launch your communications programs too! It only takes a minute, for example, to configure Net Connector to dial in *and* launch Netscape. If you wish, Net Connector will then monitor your connection. It can even redial if you lose your connection. A really neat feature is that it will also disconnect when you close the program Net Connector started. If you want, you can also set up a delay. This allows you to close a program, maintain your connection, and launch another program. You determine how long the delay is or if there is one. How does this work? Lets say you configure Net Connector to dial your Internet provider and launch Netscape. After being on the 'Net for awhile, you decide to close Netscape and launch another program, say an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client. When you close Netscape, Net Connector will pop up a box saying "Disconnect in xx seconds" and "Stay Connected." The number of seconds represented by "xx" is determined by you. If you want to disconnect you can either wait until the time elapses or click the button. At the same time, if you want to stay connected and launch that FTP program, it just takes one mouse click. Very slick!

Flexibility In Connecting

Net Connector lets you set up any number of dial-in connections. On my desktop, for example, I have two Net Connector icons. One dials in and launches Netscape, the other dials in and launches Eudora Pro. In this way if I just want to go online to get mail, Net Connector will make the connection and launch Eudora Pro, my email program. You can also have Net Connector icons that dial different Internet providers. The setup program even has a button for creating desktop icons for you! These features give you the flexibility to do what you want to do on the Internet and World Wide Web, without a lot of hassle.

Summing It Up

Net Connector, by Peter J. Amick, is small (about 21K), fast, and efficient. It takes all the hassle out of "Dial-Up Networking" and makes it work for YOU! You can have multiple configurations, launch the programs you want, maintain your connection, and more. I've looked at quite a number of similar products and I'm using Net Connector. There may be programs that are more complex or flashier, but Net Connector gets the job done and does a good job doing it! I recommend it highly. So, if you use "Dial-Up Networking", you owe it to yourself to take a good look at Net Connector. Nicely done!

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