ActiveXperts Network Component

ActiveXperts Network Component is a Windows ActiveX/COM component offering a variety of TCP/UDP IP network protocols. Includes samples for Visual Studio .NET (C#, VB), VB, VC++, ASP.NET, ASP, PHP and more.

NOTE: All licenses are perpetual (licenses will NEVER expire). No annual fee is required. Pricing includes ONE YEAR maintenance for free. Maintenance covers unlimited support and right to upgrade to a newer version – if any. A maintenance renewal is offered automatically after one year.



ActiveXperts Network Component is a Network Communication component for Windows developers.

  • Easy to use API
  • Supporting IPv4 and IPv6
  • Supporting all common TCP and UDP protocols
  • Single DLL, 64-bit and 32-bit
  • Samples available in C#, VB, ASP.NET, HTML, PHP, Javascript, Delphi and more


ActivExperts Software

ActiveXperts is a leading provider of Windows networking- and communication software. Its most widely known products are the ActiveXperts Network Monitor and ActiveXperts SMS Messaging Server. ActiveXperts sells its software products worldwide through a network of resellers and online through the internet, and provides software development and consulting services to companies all over the world.

Additional information

License (Perpetual)

ActiveXperts Network Component Standard License, ActiveXperts Network Component Professional License, ActiveXperts Network Component Distribution License

Supported Operating Systems

ActiveXperts Network Component runs on all major Windows platforms. The component is just one DLL: AxNetwork64.dll. For 32-bit platforms, AxNetwork32.dll is also included.

The component runs on the following Windows operating systems:

  • Server platforms: Windows 2022, Windows 2019, Windows 2016, Windows 2012 R2, Windows 2012, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2008, Windows 2003
  • Desktop platforms: Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP


With ActiveXperts Network Component, you can use the following objects:

  • Dns – Query servers running a domain name service (DNS). More »
  • Ftp(s) – Read web pages, analyze content. Supports HTTP-Post, proxies, SSL and more. More »
  • Http(s) – Read web pages, analyze content. Supports HTTP-Post, proxies, SSL and more. More »
  • Icmp – See if you can reach another computer and determine how long it takes. More »
  • IPtoCountry – Translates IP addresses to countries. Use it for web log analysis, marketing purposes, etc. More »
  • Ntp – Query NTP time servers and retrieve the actual date and time. More »
  • Radius – Networking protocol to provide centralized authentication and authorization management. More »
  • Rsh – Run commands or scripts on a remote UNIX or LINUX computer through RSH. More »
  • Scp – Securely transfer files between two computers using the SSH (Secure SHell) protocol. More »
  • Sftp – Allows secure network file transfer over an insecure network, such as the Internet. More »
  • Snmp – Use SNMP operations Get, GetNext, Set and Trap; supports SNMP v1 and SNMP v2c. More »
  • Snmp Trap – Send/receive SNMP traps to/from SNMP agents (v1, v2c) in the network. More »
  • Snmp MIB – Load a MIB database into memory and iterate over all objects and view all properties. More »
  • Ssh – Run commands or scripts on LINUX computer in a secure way using SSH. More »
  • Tcp – Write your own TCP-based client/server applications or Telnet application. More »
  • Tftp – Get/put files from/to a remote TFTP host. More »
  • TraceRoute – Tracks the route packets taken from an IP network on their way to a given host. More »
  • Udp – Create your UDP-based client/server applications; create UDP-based broadcast application. More »
  • VERDE – Get performance data from a NIMBOXX Verde VDI host and its gold images. More »
  • VMware – Get performance data from a VMware host and its virtual machines. More »
  • Wake-On-LAN – Wake up (power-up) machines on your LAN, based on their MAC address. More »
  • Xen -Get performance data from a Citrix Xen host and its virtual machines. More »


ActiveXperts Network Component includes samples for many development tools, including:

Visual Basic .NET – Visual C# .NET – ASP .NET VB – ASP .NET CSharp – Visual C++ – Visual Basic 6 – ASP 2.x – PHP – HTML – VBScript – VBA – PowerShell – Delphi – ColdFusion

This code snippet illustrates how to use ActiveXperts Network Component. It locates the country based on a Host/IP. For full samples, go to

Set objIPC  = CreateObject( "AxNetwork.IPtoCountry" )   
objIPC.Host = ""                       
WScript.Echo "Query, result: " & objIPC.LastError         
If objIPC.LastError = 0 Then
  WScript.Echo "Host " & strHost & " is located in " & objIPC.CountryName
End If


The core of ActiveXperts Network Component is a ActiveX/COM DLL component is available as a 64-bit DLL and a 32-bit DLL.

  • AxNetwork64.dll – the ActiveX/COM component for 64-bit Windows platforms
  • AxNetwork32.dll – the ActiveX/COM component for 32-bit Windows platforms

Distribution is easy: copy the DLL(s) to the target platform and register the self-registering DLL using the REGSVR32.EXE Windows command. Click here for more information.

Licensing Options

All ActiveXperts licenses are are perpetual, which means that a license is paid only once and does not need to be renewed annually. It allows you to use the software for as long you continue to comply with the terms of the license agreement.
First year of Maintenance is included in purchase of a license. Maintenance entitles customers to use ActiveXperts’s technical support services, and to receive all product upgrades, free of charge, during a specified Agreement duration.


AX001-0010 – Standard License

The Standard License allows you to:

  • Use the software on one computer (not a web server) in your organization only; It is not allowed to use the software outside your organization or distribute the software as part of your own software; It is not allowed to use the component on a web server.
  • Use the following objects: FtpHttpIcmpIP-to-CountryMSNTftpTelnetSocket and UDP.


AX001-0012 – Professional License

The Professional License allows you to:

  • Use the software on an unlimited number of computers (workstation/server/web server) in your organization; It is not allowed to use the software outside your organization or distribute the software as part of your own software;
  • Use all available objects.


AX001-0020 – Distribution License

The Distribution License allows you to:

  • Use the software on an unlimited number of computers (workstations/servers) in your organization;
  • Use all available objects.
  • Rent, lease or distribute an unlimited number of licenses of the software outside your organization bundled with an application.

You adhere to the following terms:

  • You may not resell, rent, lease or distribute the software alone. The software must be distributed as a component of an application and bundled with an application or with the application’s installation files. The software may only be used as part of, and in connection with, the bundled application.
  • You may not resell, rent, lease or distribute Software in any way that would compete with ActiveXperts Software B.V.
  • All sample code provided by ActiveXperts Software B.V. that is distributed with your application, may be modified and distributed to your customers.
  • A valid copyright notice must be provided within the user documentation, start-up screen or in the help-about section of your application that specifies ActiveXperts Software B.V. as the provider of the software bundled with your application, for example: your application name contains a network communication component licensed from ActiveXperts Software B.V. This component may only be used as part of and in connection with your application name.
  • You agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend ActiveXperts Software B.V. and its suppliers from and against any and all claims or lawsuits including attorney’s fees that arise or result from the use or distribution of your bundled application.


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