What's NCSwitch

NCSwitch is a Windows program that can change correct IP address and other PC settings automatically when you connect to one of the networks you often use.

Nowadays, you can take your laptop or tablet anywhere. However, you have to change IP addresses, proxy server settings, default printer selection and many other settings. This can become a real pain and sometimes cause unforeseen problems.

If you use NCSwitch, you don't have to change them manually. NCSwitch detect a change of network connection and set the correct PC settings automatically.

NCSwitch is designed for Windows beginners. It offers automated functionality with a simple UI. It's easy to use. No manuals necessary.

Recently, NCSwitch was reviewed by Marina Dan, an editor of Softpedia. It's been published at softpedia.com

How to Use (Very Easy)

Step1: Saving Current PC Settings. (Preparation)

At each location, you set correct IP addresses and other settings and launch NCSwitch Wizard in order to save these settings.

Step2: Restoring PC Settings

Whenever you move to a different location, NCSwitch detects a change of network connection and switches to the correct PC settings you've saved automatically. You can also switch it by double-clicking (long tap) the desktop shortcut.

Please read NCSwitch manual for more detail.

What Sort of PC Settings NCSwitch can Restore?

Network Interface

Changing network adapter status, wireless connection, IP address, default gateway and other IPv4 and IPv6 settings.

Internet Properties

Changing LAN settings (proxy server and dial-up/VPN) and Internet Explorer start pages.

Remote Assistance

Troubleshooting via 'Remote Assistance'.

Default Program

Changing default program settings Windows uses when you open a particular type of file, such as an image or a web page.

Network Drives

Changing network drives that connect to network locations as local drives.

Default Printer

Changing default printer selection.


Changing wallpaper settings (image file and placement) and screen saver (screen saver file, wait time).

Desktop Theme

Changing desktop theme selection that contains collections of backgrounds, window colors, sounds and screen savers.

Power Plan

Changing power plan selection, such as "Balanced" and "Power saver".

Sound Volumes

Changing sound volume settings of all channels of all audio devices.

Domain / Workgroup

Changing computer name and domain/workgroup settings (* Requires a reboot).

Hosts / Lmhosts

Changing contents of the hosts file and the lmhosts file.

Windows Firewall

Changing Windows firewall settings (firewall's status, excluded interfaces and rule's status).


Changing timezone selection, such as "Pacific Standard Time" and "Tokyo Standard Time".

Firefox - Network Settings

Changing homepages and proxy settings in Firefox.

Thunderbird - Network Settings

Changing default account and proxy settings in Thunderbird.

Outlook - Default Profile

Changing default profile of Outlook.

Windows Live Mail - Default Account

Changing default account of Windows Live Mail.


Launching selected applications after settings restoration has finished.

Shared Folders

Changing shared folders and shared printers.