Cisco Network Magic Features You Might Be Overlooking
We all know that Network Magic is a useful tool for setting up and monitoring a home network. It makes it easy to add new computers and other devices to your network, monitor what your kids are doing online, and share files and printers with everyone on the network. But here are a few other features you may not be aware of:
Network History - lets you see when computers or other devices have joined or disconnected from your network for the past seven days. It also shows if an intruder joined your network.
Print Computer Details - have you ever called tech support with a computer or network problem, only to have the support representative ask you a host of questions about your computer, router, or network, and you have no idea where to find the answers? Next time, before you call, use Network Magic's Print Network Settings feature. It creates an easy-to-read report that includes details about every device connected to your network, including IP addresses, operating systems, memory, firmware versions, antivirus software in use, and much more. Then, when the support rep asks a question, you'll be ready!
Set Notifications - lets you tailor when notifications display in Network Magic. For example, do you want to be notified when you've lost your Internet connection? Or when a new computer or device has connected to your network? Or, maybe you'd rather turn these notifications off and not be alerted when an event happens. You can do this using the Notifications tab in the Network Magic Options feature.
Change the Name of a Computer or device - sometimes when a connected device displays on the Network Map, its name is simply "Network Device." Not very informative. Using the Change Friendly Name feature, you can change the name that's displayed on the map to whatever you want so it's easier to identify.
Spend some time looking around Network Magic and see what else you may be overlooking. Or, open the online Network Magic Help and click around in the Contents. Maybe you'll see something you'd like to learn more about.