Shar is a tiny client/server application. Connect and Shar Server is installed
only in the gateway computer where there is a Internet connection. Connect
and Shar Client is installed in the client computers.
in Connect and Shar Server :
and Shar works with any type of Internet connection be it standard Dialup,
USB modem DSL, Cable and satellite connections.
the list of Dial-up Networking (DUN) connections available on the gateway
computer. Option to Dial or Disconnect the connection.
- Can monitor
the connection status even if the connection is made by any other software
- Runs in
the Windows system tray and indicates the status of connection - Offline,
in-progress, Online - by way of color icons. Whenever any client initiates
the connection, the Connect and Shar icon in the system tray gets activated
to show the status of the connection. Red color icon indicates Offline,
Yellow/Grey color indicates in-progress, Green color icon indicates
an Online connection.
display of Client connections - Shows the IP addresses of client computers
that have established a successfull connection to this server.
is required to Connect and Disconnect the Internet connection remotely
from the client computer. Password can be set on the server which should
be used by Connect and Shar client software on the client computer.
Password to Connect and Disconnect can be the same or different.
to restrict only a few client computers to access Connect and Shar server.
If you are on a broadband connection then it is advisable to add the
IP addresses of your client computers here. This will prevent un-authorised
access to your machine.
- Can run
automatically everytime Windows starts.
in Connect and Shar Client :
the gateway computer's Internet Connection - Notifies Online/Offline
status by way of pop-up animation as in MSN-Instant Messenger. Whenever
the gateway computer goes online or offline, this client will alert
the user with a cute little window that pops-up from the system tray.
Shows Online with Connection name, Offline or dialing in progress and
other related messages.
- In addition
to the pop-up animation, Connect and Shar client resides in the Windows
system tray and indicates the status of connection - Offline, in-progress,
Online - by way of color icons. Whenever any client initiates the Internet
connection, or whenever Internet connection on the gateway computer
is activated or disconnected, the Connect and Shar icon in the windows
system tray gets activated to show the status of the connection. Red
color icon indicates Offline, Yellow color indicates in-progress, Green
color icon indicates an Online connection.
- Can dial
the modem on the gateway computer. This is done through the Dial-up
Networking (DUN) connections available on the gateway computer. From
the client computer, users can see the list of available DUN connections
on the gateway computer. This enables the client computer user to remotely
dial and establish the Internet connection on the gateway computer and
also disconnect the Internet connection. A local password is needed
to Dial or Disconnect the Internet connection. This password is set
in the Connect and Shar Server in the gateway computer.
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