Managing multiple network connections used to be quite difficult because old Windows versions did not provide a proper interface for this activity. This is what probably led to the development of Internet Access Manager. In this respect, the idea was to unify all your network connections in a single interface so that managing them could become easier.
The first thing you notice when you open this application is that it looks rather old, and it really is. In fact, the most recent version dates back to the year 2003. The idea behind it is to let you create and maintain network connections easily. It does not only support Internet connections but to another computer as well. In addition, it provides a built-in FTP server, which you can configure by linking it to an FTP directory (a folder in your computer) and setting a username and password. This will allow you to share files with remote users. A limitation, however, is that only one login account can be set and it does not allow configuring read/write permissions. When minimized, this program will continue to work from the System Tray, thus saving precious screen space.
As this is a rather old application (in terms of software, time goes faster), I was not able to consult the accompanying help files because they are not supported by my system. What is worse, the online information is scarce. Luckily, the program does run without problem in recent Windows versions. However, you might deem it unnecessary because these versions provide excellent network management by means of the Network and Sharing Center.
- It has a built-in FTP server
- It is easy to use
- The help documents are not compatible with modern Windows versions
- The FTP server allows only one user account
- The FTP server does not support setting permissions