NETGEAR Genie is an all-around networking application that allows you to analyze and monitor the network you are part of.
It displays a user-friendly interface which is structured into various sections and allow for quick access to all its features and tools.
With it, you are able to view a graphical representation of your Internet traffic for both upload and download. While NETGEAR Genie is active, you get a list of all the installed applications on your computer which are open and use a connection to the Internet. It displays their current and total upload and download speeds allowing you to see if any of them is abusing your bandwidth.
The application also allows you to manage your Wi-Fi connections and configure the settings of your router if you provide it with the administrator username and password.
NETGEAR Genie is really quick on its feet too. In a few seconds after it is run, it creates a complete network map. You can then view all the names of the computers that are connected to it and access information such as connection type, IP address, status and MAC address. In case you need to, the application can be set to notify you when a new device is added to the network.
Besides monitoring, NETGEAR Genie also comes in the aid of those who need to apply certain restrictions to the content that is made available through a computer. It offers a parental control feature that allows you to block a large number of website categories.
Moreover, NETGEAR Genie enables you to convert a printer into an AirPrint compatible one, which means that you can wirelessly print documents from your iPad and iPhone.
In closing, NETGEAR Genie is an application that can certainly do a lot of things and it does them well. All you have to do, is try it out.