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Network Management Tools

In addition to its many other routing, access control and firewalling features, LAD provides a number of tools for network management and troubleshooting, including ping monitors, Wi-Fi monitoring, LAN and WAN activity monitoring, new device detection and individual client management.

Ping Monitors

With LAD's ping monitors you may monitor up to 100 LAN or WAN IP addresses via ping. Logs provide details on the response (or lack thereof) to each ping, allowing you to track the availability of various network and Internet resources.

Wi-Fi Monitoring

Wi-Fi monitoring gives you the ability to check on the level, strength and source of external Wi-Fi traffic on a channel, making it possible to detect and avoid over-congested channels.

LAN and WAN Activity Monitoring

LAD automatically generates activity reports on LAN and WAN activity from which you may also generate graphs of bandwidth utilization over time. Packet capture data is also available on a network-wide, individual client (wired or wireless) and per port basis, which is useful for troubleshooting, investigation and network forensics.

New Device Detection

Whenever a new device connects to LAD, whether wired or wirelessly, it will be placed in a default group for managing client devices and a profile created for it. LAD will automatically track and generate reports on its individual network and Internet activity, as well as conduct packet capture and log DNS requests.

Client Management

LAD creates and maintains profiles of all client devices that connect to it, whether wired or wireless. In these profiles LAD tracks each device's LAN and WAN activity and DNS requests, as well as provides tools for restricting an individual client's access to the Internet, to the local network and to LAD's administrative interface. Domain-based restrictions may be applied on a per-client basis or a LAN-wide basis, with the option to create specific device exceptions to the LAN-wide restrictions and per-device and per-domain access schedules.

Wi-Fi Client Management

LAD allows the creation and management of up to 100 different Wi-Fi client users with a shared SSID but individual passwords, whether using WPA2 or WPA3, thus improving Wi-Fi security overall. With individual passwords assigned to each Wi-Fi user, LAD is able to track and manage users individually by their SSID/password combination.

Other LAD Features

  • Wi-Fi for 2.4Ghz, 5G and 6G: Full support of the latest Wi-Fi 6E for both 5G and 6G wi-fi networks plus the mainstay 2.4Ghz band lets you connect, protect and manage a wide range of Wi-Fi clients [read more].
  • Wireless Router: In addition to all its other features, LAD serves as a great wireless router, able to operate in all three bands, whether as a triband, dual-band or [read more].
  • Lateral Firewall: Thousands of sophisticated rules let you control specifically what is allowed and what is not allowed, down to as granular a level as you like, with device-specific, date-specific and time-specific variability [read more].
  • Date & Time Scheduling: Want your computer to disconnect at the end of the day, when you do? LAD's scheduling features let you cut off Internet access partially or fully on a schedule of your choosing [read more].
  • LateralDNS: Simplify and streamline the blocking of unwanted online content and services using domain names for consistent and reliable results [read more].
  • Packet Capture: LAD's packet capture feature lets you capture as much or as little of the Internet and network traffic as you like. This information comes in handy should a network incident require investigation [read more].
  • NAT: Network address translation obscures private/internal IP addresses from the public internet, so that only the Internet-facing IP address is used for communications leaving the private/internal network.
  • DNS: LAD's DNS services monitor and control domain name resolution with no intermediaries, making you impervious to DNS-based exploits and vulnerabilities [read more].
  • Switching & Routing: LAD provides switching and routing services, meaning you can plug all of your devices directly into your LAD without an intervening switch or router.
  • Local Access Control: Locally you can limit which devices on the network can talk to each other and with the Internet, as well as specify the types of communications allowed [read more].
  • Automatic Activity Report: LAD generates reports every eight hours, giving you an overview of your network traffic, plus individual graphs on bandwidth usage for each device on your network.
  • LateralTime: Use LAD's LateralTime feature to sychronize the devices on your network to the same time.
  • Network Management & Monitoring: LAD provides a number of tools for network management and troubleshooting, including ping monitors, Wi-Fi monitoring, LAN and WAN activity monitoring, new device detection and individual client management.


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