If you've ever had trouble connecting to a site on the Internet and wanted to know why, you may have used Ping or even Traceroute, the command line programs that are bundled with Windows 3.11, 95 and above. NetLab has combined these two utilities with seven other utilities with a nice graphical interface. These other services are finger, whois, daytime, clock synchronization, quote of the day, DNS lookup and an IP scanner. Users should keep in mind that service providers may consider IP scanning to be "hacking" and this could be a violation of your terms of service. Although NetLab's online help is descriptive, it does assume that you already know how to use these advanced service options and serves only as a reference, not a training aid.
General options include changing the font in three of the services, minimizing services to the system tray, instead of the taskbar and starting up with the last service used. Cutting and pasting of information is supported in several of the services by only having to click the item you want with the right mouse button. Keep this in mind when you try to highlight text by dragging as this does not work. (I did this when I first started using the program). The only quibble I have with NetLab is that the main window has a fixed size and cannot be resized or maximized. This is a small inconvenience in an extremely useful program and I recommend it.
32 bit Windows 95, 98, and NT
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Integrated package of Internet utilities
Fixed window size (minor)
Unusual Cut and Paste (simpler, but different from standard Windows)
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