IP Messenger is one of the excellent tools which allows you to chat on LAN or network with other people if they are using the same software. The software can discover other users who are using it in the network and add them to the list. It displays the same name which one would have set when setting up their user profile in the software. Its an open-source, multi-platform messenger based on TCP/UDP. While there are tons of messenger services around, and you may not need it, but if you want to be off the social network and have your secret chat, this old tool still works.
Chat on Lan with IP Messenger
- Multi-Platform (Windows, macOS X, and Unix)
- Open source and free download
- Allows File and Folder transfer along with the network
- Supports Broadcast Messages to a range of IP addresses
- Quick View/Scroll more than 100,000 messages with inline images
- High speed incremental full-text search
- Support to add comments/images
- You can lock your message with a password when its sent to another user
- You can even set your status.
- Supports NIC extension in the latest version
- Messages can be logged in case you accidentally close the message box
- Shows the Ip address, login user, machine name of the other users
- Send message from the command prompt like this
Command Line support
ipmsg.exe [port] /MSG [/LOG][/SEAL] <hostname or IPaddr> <message>
ex) C:\> ipmsg.exe /MSG /SEAL localhost Hello.
Settings and Logs
It comes with a plethora of settings where you can set up a username, group name, options to send and receive options. Then also have the option to configure the call logs. Version four offers a powerful log viewer.
It’s excellent software which we are using in the office without any problem. It provides us an easy solution because it’s fast and we don’t get any complaints from our mail servers too. So if you are looking for a chat software which works on LAN, this could be your answer. It’s free, and if I missed its available in languages like Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese also.
- Download Link for all platforms and languages. Size 102 KB approx.
Are you using any LAN messenger like this? What’s good about it, and what you think this Lan Messenger doesn’t have? Share your views with us in comments!!!