LANTastic 7.0

Lantastic is an easy to use, low cost networking system targeted at small networks and home users. It was very popular and highly rated in the early 1990s. Unlike most LAN networking software of the time, Lantastic required only installation and minimal, straightforward, configuration. Lantastic gives users the ability to share printers and files on a hard drive or CD-ROM. It is considered a "peer-to-peer" network, as there is no need for a dedicated server. Any computer may be configured as a server as well as a client. Lantastic was also very memory efficient, using minimal DOS memory in both workstation and sever modes, enabling users to run most popular DOS applications while Lantastic was running. Lantastic supported Ethernet, ARCNET and Token Ring networks. Artisoft also sold networking kits that included both network adapters and the Lantastic software. Lantastic was avaialble for DOS, Windows, and OS/2. At the time it competed against Novell Netware Lite, and many other small LAN oriented products.

Release notes

LANtastic 7.0 surpasses Windows 95's features and capabilities for networking small businesses and workgroups. For example, LANtastic 7.0 enables you to network with non- Windows computers, including Macintoshes and old 286 PCs.

LANtastic 7.0 significantly improves Windows 95's meager security, and the installation and maintenance are less complicated.

LANtastic 7.0 also includes modem sharing and an Internet Gateway.

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DOS Windows
Download count
2 (0 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Artisoft LANtastic 7.0 (3.5-1.44mb) 7.0 English 6.6MB 0


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