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LAN Audio Monitor 1.0 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — LAN Audio Monitor 1.0

LAN audio monitoring software monitors the sound which is played on remote computer in real time.
$79.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 196 19 comments

LAN Audio Monitor 1.0 was available as a giveaway on February 17, 2015!

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Control remote desktop or laptop from any device and anywhere!

LAN audio monitoring software monitors the sound which is played on remote computer in real time. You can set it to monitor the sound around the remote microphone. It is widely used when an alarm system was installed on a computer, but the user is currently absent. With the voice monitoring software, the sound can be transmitted to another computer which is used more often.

Share your speaker with other computers which are in the same network with yours.

System Requirements:

Windows 2K/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ (х32/x64); 64 MB of HDD space


LAN audio Streaming Software



File Size:

12.1 MB



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I wondered if this can be used as a replacement for Skype. I think, it can not. It is only one way transmission. Probably you can run the software twice on each PC, one time as a client, one time as a server.

The interesting part of this technologie is, how good, stable and secure the transmission is done:
1. it´s a case of data rate, compression ratio, sampling frequency and resolution
2. it is a case of buffering the transmitted data so that no soundgaps are hearable and no data is lost.
(Realtime transmission will never be possible over larger networks so it will always be a time delay.)

The statement on the producers site: "Please don't connect computers to network by WIFI" can only be some false interpretation or it is a big joke. Nearly everything today is runnin wireless...

Reply   |   Comment by Keng Heng  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

What caught my attention was the possibility of sharing my music in real-time, so I could hear it clearly downstairs and upstairs as I moved thru the house. But we use wi-fi. The focus of the comments on Spying surprised me. But I can think of plenty of legit uses. For instance: alternative to baby monitor; cheap home office security...

Reply   |   Comment by wyrwolf  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi guys,

all these thoughts about spying with this tools is correct. As is said here too, you must first have access to the computer you like to listen from.
If there would a possibility to setup it on the remote computer from your own computer, it WOULD be spy software. This feature for instance I found only on ONE remote software. If it can wake up by LAN, you can install the remote software on that system, without the other side see just the slighest thing happen. This can be useful in company envirement, that the administrator can do so, for maintenance reasons. Nevertheless it is suspicious that there are settings, that the remote computer does not see changes happen, and does not see a remote mouse cursor, or buttons being marked.
I have a rather large private computer envirement: 12 PCs, 4 laptops and 8 or 9 tablets. I control my PCs and Laptops remote, using only one 48" screen and one keyboard/mouse on a 64bit engine with 32GB RAM.

Using the audiocard setting, I do hear now ALL machine sounds in the different rooms too on my headphones. This is very helpfull.

Although it might be funny too, but one could have internet radio on a remote machine and hear it on his headphones of the machine he is working at.

So it is not all plaing NSA and Prism .....

Reply   |   Comment by Utnapistim  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

It maybe of good use if you kept the word "spy" off your minds and think "control", what if you need to know how your baby is doing upstairs? maybe the little one is in need of attention and you are far to hear, I know, you must be saying, why keeping the baby unsupervised, well you might have been with him and you wanted to go downstairs for a coffee, just 5 or 10 minutes of absence could make a difference, perhaps monitoring the health of a loved one in your house, what about using your mic and monitor the front door of your house?, well I could think of 100 more better uses of a software like this but I must tell you that it is not for everyone of course, it's like dealing with atomic energy, it can go both ways, my two cents for this piece of software.

Reply   |   Comment by Manny  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I would have a legitimate use for this software, as I already have systems set up to monitor security cameras in empty houses (with the owners permission). The audio from these is terrible. So...

Can anyone tell me whether both ends of this have to be set up within the time of the GOTD period, or can I just set up the receiving end, then set up sender as and when I have access to the house(s)?

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

I like the idea of the software, but not the implementation. There should be options to compress the audio, and to record it, and to review it, and capture only timestamped audio and not hours and hours of silence. Just like you can with remote webcam software recording 10 deconds before and 1 minute after movement detection etc. I would like to use this OVER THE INTERNET, not on LAN. I'd like the audio to have compression options. Minimum bandwidth. I want to monitor the child/babysitter. I want to monitor grandparents in care home. Could be such a useful tool. Keep developing.

Reply   |   Comment by lemonadesoda  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

I don't get it.

If you have to install this on another computer in order to listen to what is being said around the computer you'd have to have access to that computer. Right?

You'd have to sign in, which means you're a user. The administrator can tell who has used the computer and follow what was done. Right?

Even if that can't be done won't the owner of the targeted computer know that the program is installed by checking "Programs?"

If the targeted computer has something like Process Lasso they can tell what process are running on their computer. Right?

When the listener turns on the his/her computer and tries to access the targeted computer, does he/she have to log on too the targeted computer? If the targeted computer has something like Zemana AntiLoger, can't they stop the listener from trying to access the targeted computer?

I don't get it. How does it do what they say it'll do? I'm not a tecky (did I misspell that?) and kind of a dunce when it comes to computers but their seems like their are many ways to protect your computer.

And one last thing. The computer isn't the water cooler, people don't stand around the computer talking very often and unless the mics installed on the targeted computer are very sensitive they don't have much of a range. Heck, if I want to record anything on my computer I have to use a head set otherwise I get this voice in a barrel sound.

Anyway, I just thought I'd write. Oh, by the way, I verbalize everything I type (NOT). If someone is listening in on my computer all they get is a lot of quiet.

Reply   |   Comment by Madmaler  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

As an addendum to what I wrote above. I visited the website of the provider of this product. I wanted to know how much I should worry about this so I wanted to know if this product can be installed "remotely" and this is what I found:

"How to Install Keylogger Remotely"

"Because can't touch the computer which you want to monitor. So you maybe want to know how to remotely install a keylogger on someone's computer. If you want to install a software on someones computer, the installation package must be run on that computer. Want to run installation package, someone must to double click it. Because you can't touch the computer, so this work must to be done by the person who you want to monitor. The installation package can be package with image. Even if this image is opened by someone, the antivirus software will kill it immediately. So it is impossible to install keylogger remotely."

Since I don't allow others access to my computer I can now breath easier.

Reply   |   Comment by Madmaler  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

you have misinterpreted to point of this software.

Reply   |   Comment by ML  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Thank you GOTD for offering a more unusual and more specialised program.

My guess is the "Thumbs Down" relate to "Not for me" rather than being a reflection on the technical quality of the program.

My vast sprawling office of a dozen square feet, a pc and a Netbook does not warrant today's gift, nevertheless, there are situations when turning a workstation into eyes-and-ears could be an ideal solution.

My post, therefore, is about not voting down a free offer merely because it fails to satisfy one's personal desires.

The great thing about GOTD is the diversity of software made available, the reviews and recommended alternatives.

Reply   |   Comment by Geoffrey Alexander  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)

If one regards signals sent to the audio card and its monitoring as spyware, then this software falls under this category.
However if you can envisage environments where such control is necessary then it is simply "monitoring software".
Even in places where monitoring is strictly controlled the use of monitoring devices is perfectly legal provided it is made known and restricted to defined areas.

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

The sponsor of this software, makes it sound like it is used for espionage of some sort!?! When it's nothing of the kind! As long as one of the party that is being recorded, is aware of it's recording, then it's all good! I think that I'll pass!

Reply   |   Comment by mandrakeman  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

There is nothing bizzare to use sound monitoring software to remote monitor something.
This is casual situation where workers is not allowed to speak between during shift - that software can be used to monitor if employee are working or bla-bla blabbing.

That software can be used to monitor child room or with Free MP3 Recorder record on running PC environmental noises. I plan to check mine dog barking during mine shopping.

With other software from Cok Free I will improve mine PC experience with keyboard mouse emulation (I saw it before on BLUE laptops) or banner clicking ;-).

Anyway mine today experience with remote audio ends with Skype replacement because it is become really messy last time.

Reply   |   Comment by DarkRaver  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-22)

Can this be used with wi-fi network or must it be connected through LAN only?

Reply   |   Comment by unkabob  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

In the FAQ section (http://www.lanaudiomonitor.com/usage.htm) it is clearly stated " Please don't connect computers to network by WIFI. You should connect both sending end and playing end computers to network by wire."

Reply   |   Comment by Jahid  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

The application consists of two components . One is needed to be installed on transmitter system and the other on the reciever system.
A clean and simple to understand Interface. There is an option to choose 'Microphone’ or ‘Sound Card' from where you want to send the sound. And The connection can be protected by password too. It did what it is supposed to do. But frankly speaking, it is of no regular use and real importance to me.
Anyway Thumbsup for its performance and thanks to the developer and GOTD Team.

Reply   |   Comment by Jahid  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+64)

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit system. A clean install - this means, at least the installer does not do something illegal.

A Chinese company without name and address, specializing in "spy" software. The download consist of two task : sender on the remote computer and a receiver on your home computer.

Well... Until now I thought, that this is a spy software to secretly listen to voices of a remote computer. But I learned, that the purpose of this program is:
"alarm to control station: In a company, some computers are distributed on different place. But alarm system software is placed on these computers. Generally there is no worker beside the computer. With LAN Audio Monitor, the alarm will be transmitted to a control station computer instantly."

But in the install disclaimer, you are informed:

"Under certain circumstances, the interception of communications without the actual or implied consent of the party may be unlawful. This software is designed for use when any required consents have been obtained, and is not intended for the surreptitious interception of communications."

The sender task can be hidden. For what? For legally hearing an alarm sound?

If you ever want to know, what your wife is saying at a remote computer... No, you surely don't do such things. I am sure you only want to hear the sound of an alarm clock from the desk of your wife.

Maybe this is not illegal in your country. For example in North Korea if you are a member from the police.

Uninstalled via reboot. I have no remote alarm system to hear on my desktop.

Have a nice day without spying!

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+135)

just suppose somebody is entering an area where is not allowed to be, perhaps not at a certain time, perhaps never.
Others may have permission to do so and can talk to each other freely. People not allowed can in a such a way be picked out easily.
Not every establishment can afford and enforce intricate entrance control in all places. Sound monitoring is quite effective. If somebody turns the radio up to block out other noises it can also give vital clues.
Even sound monitoring of elderly relatives with dementia by a spare laptop is better than letting them go without. Please keep politics out. Elefant im Porzellanladen, ever heard of?

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Karl, you are great, however you did not test the software, I did and found that this software can send pockets of data to home base and they can hear anyone who installs this software on their computers. I ran a connectivity test and sure enough, it broadcasts the sound all over the Internet and anyone with master password, like the developer, can hear you.
Password is useless and can be by-passed.
Ubinstalled without re-boot.

Reply   |   Comment by Marcie  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+53)
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