After searching, the threads about such software is 5+ years old.
Basically I want software that is free, doesn't need a central server and is designed specifically for LAN usage. Messaging (obviously) and File Transfers are a must.
I would prefer something that is relatively up to date. I have tried LAN Messenger but I am having issues with the file transfer not working correctly and it seems the software has been abandoned (people posting about issues on the forums with no response at all from the devs).
Any ideas as to what I can try out?
Best Answer Innuendo , 10 August 2013 - 16:15
And now for something completely different...
...an opinion from someone with actual experience using this type of program.
I had a need for such a program a couple years ago for a project & like you, I wanted something free. After Googling and finding every program I could I finally settled on Squiggle (linked in Budman's post). It was full-featured, easy to configure, and it was reliable in getting files and messages from point A to point B. Granted, this was two years ago, but I don't imagine LAN messaging is a hotbed of development and things probably haven't changed much since I did my research.Go to the full post