Cisco Network Magic Essentials free (via Trialpay)
Cisco Network Magic is developed by Pure Networks, a company aquired in 2008 by Cisco Systems (“the” Cisco systems, the leaders in anything network-related and with more than 60000 employees). Getting back on the track, Cisco Network Magic helps you set up a network (or repair/optimize and existing one), lets you easily share files between the computers in that network, and also acts as a firewall protecting your network from intruders.
Cisco Network Magic Essentials 5.5 normally costs around $30, but since it’s offered via Trialpay you can get it for free when you complete one of the offers from the listed advertisers. You can get it here: Cisco Network Magic Essentials (free via Trialpay).
The "complete an offer" first sounds a bit tricky, but trust me that if you used Trialpay before there’s always a chance you’d complete an offer that costs you way less then the full price of Cisco Network Magic or even find an offer that requires no money from you, just to sign-up. For instance if you need to buy flowers, stamps or anything else that crosses your mind, you can do that via Trialpay and still get Cisco Network Magic Essentials 5.5 free as a bonus when you complete that offer (Bestbuy, stamps.com, Sony, apple, and many others are available as advertisers you can complete an offer with).
What features does Cisco Network Magic Essentials 5.5 offers:
- lets you see what happens on a network map
- gives you details about the network device
- centralized dashboard with access to everything
- choose what wireless network to use
- go wireless automatically
- easily add new network devices (Linksys or other brand)
- print from any computer in your network to a shared printer
- share files and folders with other computers
- view network activity
- add security to your wireless network
- detect intruders and prevent them from accessing the network
- internet connection repair
- network health and security alerts
My review of Cisco Network Magic Essentials: If you have at home at least 2 computers and you’ve tried setting up sharing or tried to have the “perfect” network, you know how Windows can make that a hassle. It’s either that the other computer is in a different workgroup, or that you cannot access the network or something else that makes you pull your hair. This is where Cisco Network Magic is good, because it frees you from that hassle. It’s true I used their Pro edition, not the Essentials one (mainly because of it’s “spying” features that lets you control what happens with the network), but still the basic features are available in the Essentials version and it’s worth every penny if you’re trying to set up a network. As a tip, use this with your Linksys device to get the most out of it.
Cisco Network Magic Essentials is only one of many other offers that Trialpay has, you can see a full list in one of my older (but updated) posts – “Free with Trialpay” list of offers.
Other ways to get Cisco Network Magic Essentials for free: Well the Essentials edition you can’t get for free unless you’re doing it through Trialpay, but it’s worth mentioning that with every Linksys by Cisco hardware item they also bundle Cisco Network Magic Basic (which has less features than Essentials). If you do want to go with their latest version, the only legal solution is TrialPay.