Symantec Mobile Essentials goes free

If you travel frequently on business, configuring your notebook for each location can be an annoying part of your travel routine. This week Symantec began offering help in a new downloadable version of its Mobile Essentials Personal Edition, offered free for a limited time.

The new version is based on the corporate edition Mobile Essentials 2.0 (which sells from $111 RRP per seat), and lets you create new dial-up phone numbers, set network configurations, load printer preferences, set TCP/IP settings, and change IP addresses for each location you visit.

"This is ideal for someone who has to connect to different networks or cable modems," says David Scott, senior product manager for Mobile Essentials. "It's really aimed at the office hopper."

Although you have to configure settings for each location, you'll have to do it only once for each location with Mobile Essentials. When you log on, you are prompted for your location and all those settings appear.

The giveaway version has a scaled-down feature set, handling only four locations and missing local area network and Dial-Up Networking tabs.

If you happen to be a mobile Linux or Mac user, you're out of luck: Mobile Essentials supports only Windows 95, 98, and NT. Symantec is developing a Windows 2000 version, says Scott.

Mobile Essentials Personal Edition is downloadable at http://www.symantec.com/me/personal/index.html

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