NetConnectChoose v1.06
Copyright (c) 2013 Nir Sofer

Description

NetConnectChoose is a simple tool that allows you to easily choose the default Internet connection that will be used by all Internet applications, when you have more than a single Internet connection on the same time. (Each connection on different network adapter)
It also displays extensive information about every active network/Internet connection, including network adapter name, MAC Address, Name Servers, MTU, Interface Speed, current incoming/outgoing data speed, number of received/sent packets, received/sent bytes, and more...

System Requirements

  • This utility works on any version of Windows operating system, starting from Windows 2000 and up to Windows 8. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.
  • On Windows Vista/7/8 with UAC turned on, you have to run NetConnectChoose as admin in order to smoothly change the default Internet connection. If you don't execute NetConnectChoose as admin, you'll get a confirmation UAC message-box for every default connection change.

Versions History

  • Version 1.06
    • Fixed to work again on Windows 2000.
  • Version 1.05
    • Added 2 new columns that displays the maximum sent speed and maximum received speed.
  • Version 1.01 - Added option to choose another font to display the network adapters information on the main window.
  • Version 1.00 - First release.

Known Issues

  • On Windows XP, when changing the default Internet connection, all existing TCP connections stop working. On Windows Vista/7/8, when switching to another default Internet connection, the existing TCP connections remain active. This means that on Windows Vista/7/8, you can start downloading from one Internet connection and then switch to the second Internet connection, and start another download on the second Internet connection without interrupting the first download process, but it's impossible to do that on Windows XP.
  • While testing this software, I found out that sometimes the Internet connection switching doesn't work properly. This problem occurs randomly from unknown reason.

Start Using NetConnectChoose

NetConnectChoose doesn't require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - NetConnectChoose.exe
After running it, the main window displays the details of all active network/internet connections. In order to change the default Internet connection, you can select the desired connection and press F8 (Set As Default Connection) or you can simply press F9 to switch between the active connections.

Packets Information

NetConnectChoose displays packets information for every active network connection on your system. The packets information include the total number of received bytes, total number of sent bytes, total number of received packets, total number of sent packets, current sent data speed, and current received data speed.
The packet counters are saved to the .cfg file, so in the next time that you run NetConnectChoose, it'll start with the number you had when you closed NetConnectChoose previously. You can reset the packets information to 0, by using the 'Reset Packet Counters' option.

Command-Line Options

/SetDefault <MAC Address> Set the specified network adapter as the default Internet connection. On Windows Vista/7/8 with UAC turned on, you must execute this command with 'Run As Administrator'.
Example:
NetConnectChoose.exe /SetDefault 00-21-AD-C2-36-A0
/SwitchDefault Set the next network adapter as the default Internet connection. You can use this command to easily switch between 2 or more Internet connection.
On Windows Vista/7/8 with UAC turned on, you must execute this command with 'Run As Administrator'.

Translating NetConnectChoose to other languages

In order to translate NetConnectChoose to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run NetConnectChoose with /savelangfile parameter:
    NetConnectChoose.exe /savelangfile
    A file named NetConnectChoose_lng.ini will be created in the folder of NetConnectChoose utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run NetConnectChoose, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run NetConnectChoose without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.

License

This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !

Disclaimer

The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

Feedback

If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to nirsofer@yahoo.com

Download NetConnectChoose
NetConnectChoose is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of NetConnectChoose, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'netconnectchoose_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed NetConnectChoose utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
Brazilian Portuguese SoftDownload 05/04/20131.00
Brazilian PortugueseJoão Borloth 06/04/20131.00
DutchJan Verheijen 27/10/20131.06
French Anthony MAGNAN (Netbew) 04/07/20141.06
German «Latino» auf WinTotal.de 12/03/20141.06
Greek geogeo.gr 16/09/20131.05
Italian Borgata 06/04/20131.00
PolishHightower 15/09/20131.05
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 18/11/20131.06
RussianDmitry Yerokhin 15/09/20131.05
SpanishJuan Lamarca (Córdoba) Spain 08/04/20131.00
Thai ¹éͧ¾Ã WiFi 07/08/20131.01
Turkish WinDownload 12/04/20131.00