NetChat is a peer-to-peer local network instant messaging and communications system for Windows which does not require a server to be running for use. It allows you to chat in real-time with other users on a secure and private local network connection.
* NetChat may be used as an electronic office in/out board
See when other users are in the office and available. Helps keep track of employees in a small office.
* True Peer-to-Peer
With NetChat, you do not need a dedicated server computer or software to communicate. NetChat operates completely in a peer-to-peer mode, allowing efficient communication directly between users on a network. There is no server, so each message goes directly from sender to receiver, without having to be routed through a central computer on the network.
* No Direct Internet Connection Required
NetChat works completely on a local Ethernet network using the TCP/IP protocol. However, it does not need a connection to the Internet. If you do have an Internet connection, NetChat works on your local subnet, so it will not be accessible from the outside world.
* Easy to Use
Getting started with NetChat is very easy - just install the software on two or more computers on the same local network and you may begin chatting in real-time with other users.
* Network requirements
NetChat uses the TCP/IP protocol and works with fixed or dynamic IP addresses on an Ethernet network. Any Windows 98/ME/2000/XP PC with a network card and configured for a local network will be able to run this software. Each computer will be identified to others based on a custom user name from the IP address of each computer. Since no two computers can have identical IP addresses on a network (or subnet), each client is assured to be unique. NetChat can work with network PCs which have fixed (static) or dynamically assigned IP addresses.