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What a NetCloud Engine network is and how to manage it


This article describes what a NetCloud Engine network is. This also shows how to configure and use multiple networks on your NetCloud Engine account.

A NetCloud Engine network is a secured logical container that allows you to group remote computers to be able to communicate as if they were on the same local network. When you first create an account with NetCloud Engine, your first network is named and created. All devices that you add at that point will be added to your new network. This includes new users you added or invitees (if the invitee is a new account).

Setting up multiple NetCloud Engine networks can be very helpful in controlling who has access to particular devices, as well as to help in managing the local networks.


Configuration Difficulty: Beginner

Creating multiple networks

NetCloud Engine allows you to create as many networks for one account as you wish. Each network is completely separate, so when you switch a device from one network to another, it will no longer be able to communicate remotely to the devices on the previous network. It will still have a membership of the previous network, but will appear offline.

  • Step 1: Log into the web management console.
  • Step 2: At the top right of the page, click the Create a network button.

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  • Step 3: Give your network a name, then click Create new network.

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Switching from one network to another

There are two ways you can switch a device from one network to another.

From the web management console:

  • Step 1: Select your network.

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  • Step 2: Click Manage devices at the top right.

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  • Step 3: Select the device that needs to be moved.
  • Step 4: In the I want to.. menu at the top of the page, then select Switch Network.

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  • Step 5: Choose the new network and click Switch network.

From the device itself:

  • Step 1: Click on the NetCloud Engine icon in the system tray, and then select Network.
  • Step 2: Choose the network you want to switch to.

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Renaming a network

Tip: To rename a different network than the one you’re currently on, switch to it by clicking on the name of the current network next to the search box at the top of the page.

  • Step 1: Select your network.
  • Step 2: Click the stacked three dots at the top right.
  • Step 3: Click the pencil icon next to the Network Name to edit it.
  • Step 4: Enter a new name as necessary.

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