In today’s competitive world we have to connect with different network profiles, but even with the latest version of the Windows operating system, does not offer this option, if only one network adapter is installed.
Manually changing a network adapter’s IP address, and other network related information may be an option, but a software to automate the process could save a lot of time.
It is a simple and easy application which helps to change quickly local IP address, subnet mask, network, gateway, without rebooting. With the help of TCP Profiles Manager we can store multiple profiles per network interface (ex: My Home, My Office…). It is useful when we connect to multiple networks.
But before this we should understand what is TCP: The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is one of the core protocols of the Internet Protocol Suite. It is one of the two original components of the suite, complementing the Internet Protocol (IP) and therefore is commonly referred to as TCP/IP. TCP provides the service of exchanging data reliably directly between two network hosts, whereas IP handles addressing and routing message across one or more networks.
TCP provides a communication service at an intermediate level between an application program and the Internet Protocol (IP). That is, when an application program desires to send a large chunk of data across the Internet using IP, instead of breaking the data into IP-sized pieces and issuing a series of IP requests, the software can issue a single request to TCP and let TCP handle the IP details.
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TCP Profile Manager is a basic software for this purpose. It supports the creation of multiple network profiles, but limits the parameters that may be changed to TCP/IP and DNS settings.
The program on startup displays a list of available profiles, and options to create, delete, edit and activate profiles in the left sidebar. But the user should be careful regarding the language selection as the software is available with other languages also. So we should select language according to our literacy to the language
Secondly a new network profile requires the selection of a name, icon, network interface, either manual or automatic IP address settings, and a manual or automatic selection of DNS servers.
TCP Profiles Manager lacks some of the features that previously reviewed applications offer. Network Settings Manager for instance offers options to configure default printers, network drives. Even the similar Network Profile Switcher supports plugins to change settings like the Internet Explorer proxy automatically for each network profile.
TCP Profiles Manager is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Windows operating system. It has been tested on a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit system.