Pure Networks Takes the Guesswork out of Troubleshooting "Why is My Internet so Slow?" : New Speed Meter Pro Helps People Manage and Optimize Wireless, Network Performance and Internet Connectivity

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Pure Networks™, a leading provider of home networking software and creator of award-winning Network Magic, today announced the availability of Speed Meter Pro, a powerful software utility that helps people manage and optimize their networking experience by helping them identify and resolve issues that may be slowing down their wireless, network or Internet performance.

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We created Speed Meter Pro to give people a simple way to monitor network performance and pinpoint the source of problems. Speed Meter Pro is built on a powerful expert engine that analyzes each network against common thresholds. It goes beyond troubleshooting and monitoring to help people improve the overall performance of their network, so they can enjoy a better, faster connected experience.

Poor network performance can be caused by a number of factors, such as several computers on a network competing for bandwidth, an Internet site that is not working, a busy wireless channel or wireless interference from common household appliances. One of the many benefits of Speed Meter Pro is that it proactively monitors a home network, reporting back on the overall performance of a local network, Internet connection and connected PCs.

Unlike other computer-specific performance monitoring software, Speed Meter Pro looks across the entire network to identify issues that could be causing slowdowns. Speed Meter Pro monitors connected PCs, wired and wireless networks, and the Internet, providing a complete visual picture of everything that's connected to the network, sending alerts when specific issues arise, and providing information and tools to help people resolve issues quickly and easily on their own.

"There is nothing more frustrating to people than their Internet connection slowing to a snail's pace," said Jeff Erwin, CEO of Pure Networks. "We created Speed Meter Pro to give people a simple way to monitor network performance and pinpoint the source of problems. Speed Meter Pro is built on a powerful expert engine that analyzes each network against common thresholds. It goes beyond troubleshooting and monitoring to help people improve the overall performance of their network, so they can enjoy a better, faster connected experience."

Pure Networks offers a free seven-day trial of Speed Meter Pro, and it is available for purchase for $39.99 for up to eight PCs at http://www.purenetworks.com/product/speedmeterpro.

Product features include:

View your entire network configuration and performance in one place

View the Device Dashboard with traffic flow and program data to see how network resources are being used Quickly identify slowdowns and pinpoint issues on your local network, your wireless router or Internet that affect performance Receive alerts, details, and status information for every component of your network Visually see devices and software programs that are using your network Manage the performance for all of your home network connections

Analyze your wireless connection to make sure you are getting maximum speed with the best throughput Check traffic volume and connection status of everything connected in your home network Track favorite websites and their performance to see if connection issues are due to your network, website problems or a general slowing of the Internet Set alerts to track if a connection status is slow, interrupted or down View a 30-day history of download and upload speeds to track specific performance trends and causes Get real time data on traffic flow and speed between your computer and other computers on your network and between your computer and Internet While specifically developed for consumers, Speed Meter Pro will also help service providers more efficiently troubleshoot their customers' issues concerning network and Internet performance. As broadband becomes mainstream and wireless capabilities within the home are increasingly desired, the market is expanding to "average" consumers who lack the technical abilities to set up, manage and use the new technologies in their homes. These consumers are increasingly relying on their service providers to help them with networking-related issues, adding significantly to the cost of support. The added insight provided by Speed Meter Pro is one more tool provided by Pure Networks to help service providers keep their costs in check.

About Pure Networks, Inc.

Pure Networks provides networking software that enables consumers and small businesses to enjoy digital technology that simply works and simply connects. Formed in 2002, the Seattle-based company leads the rapidly growing wireless home network management software market. Its flagship product Network Magic (http://www.networkmagic.com) is the only solution that works across all major operating systems, including Windows XP, Vista and Mac, to provide the most complete, easy-to-use and secure home networking solution. Pure Networks also offers technologies and solutions for BSPs, OEMs and ISVs to help them service their customers more efficiently and effectively and rapidly bring new products to market. For more information, visit http://www.purenetworks.com.

Editor's note: High-resolution photos of Speed Meter Pro screen shots are available upon request.

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