Sax2

{rw_text}Giveaway of the day for October 29, 2008 is Sax2.

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For anyone getting this error:

The application has failed to start because MFC71U.DLL was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

Download the .DLL file from here and place it in your C:/Windows/System folder.

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  • MFC71U.DLL Error.
  • Does not detect Intel Wireless 4965AGN card effectively making the program useless (for me).
  • Needs a high amount of TCP/IP and/or networking knowledge to use.
  • Hit or miss chance that it will work on your machine.
  • Does not register properly.

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  • Has plenty of features.
  • Company who created it seems to be legitimate.
  • People who got it working described it as “firewall on steroids”.

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{for=”Features as Described” value=”8″}The reason this gets a 8 for this category is because some people cannot get the program working, thus features are at as described.
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{for=”Ease of Use” value=”1″}The learning curve for this program is very, very high. You need knowledge of TCP/IP protocols, packets, FTP, etc.
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{for=”Usefulness” value=”5″}Not very many people need to monitor their network activity nor do they need a “beefed up” firewall
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The first thing I notice when I get the program running is how overwhelmed I am by what is on the screen. Packet Size, TCP, FTP…All of the information is very technical oriented and anyone that does not have the TCP/IP and/or networking knowledge will find this program useless.

The software itself seems very well written. Only problem is I cannot get it to work for me. People who have gotten it working, and have the technical knowledge to back it up, praise this software profusely.

The first thing I tried after I got past the .DLL error was hitting the “Start” button up top. It brought up a screen that said “Adapter” but nothing was in the adapter category for me – my wireless card is not detected. I seem to be running into technical difficulties; this program does not like my computer.

I am running Vista Home Premium 32-bit and using Intel Wireless 4965AGN card. If anyone with the same Vista and/or wireless card as me has got this running successfully please, let me know.

To those people who have got software working: some users are experiencing problems registering Sax2. While you may have followed the GOTD directions on how to install/register Sax2 is seems that it really does not register. Please double check.

PMnet Verdict: Not recommend this software to the average user. Not only does the average user have no need to monitor network traffic and such, but the technical knowledge needed to understand what this program is telling you is immense.

I cannot review this software for you, but I can provide you some information on the company behind it:

The company behind the software is a Chinese company that goes by the name of Ax3 Software. Their domain www.ax3soft.com redirects to www.ids-sax2.com. Sax2 seems to be the flagship software for Ax3 Software. Infact, Sax2 is their only software. As far as legitimacy goes, they provide their full contact information at www.ax3soft.com/Contact.htm. The company may be fairly new, but it does not seem shady.

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