Solved

Network probe software

Posted on 2004-08-03
9
392 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-07
Does anyone knows about a good software to discovery the ip for the computers in the same network subnet, I would like something fast not like those scanning range software right there, I would like something like probing and finds the computers close to you. I don't need to Scan for ports just computers on the network so I can get the name of the computer and it's ip.


Thanks
jdff
0
Comment
Question by:jdff
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
9 Comments
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
Ron Malmstead earned 500 total points
ID: 11711430
http://www.download.com/Look-LAN-Network-Monitor/3000-2085-10188141.html?tag=lst-0-1

That's what I use.  It has memory also..so if you have a static network you won't accidentally put two pc's on the same ip.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:bfarmer
ID: 11711629
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:orion411
ID: 11712140
Search Google for "ping sweeper" you will find many programs that do this. You may also include your OS in the search to narrow down the options. Try adding "free" to find one you don't have to pay for.
0
PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:pseudocyber
ID: 11714013
Solar Winds ping scanner will ping anything you want and resolve the DNS names if your inverse arp is set up correctly.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:bfarmer
ID: 11714049
On the freeware front, try SuperScan.  Yes it will port scan, but you can turn all that off.  It's fast and easy and will generate a nice html report.

http://www.foundstone.com/index.htm?subnav=resources/navigation.htm&subcontent=/resources/freetools.htm
0
 

Author Comment

by:jdff
ID: 11730540
xuserx2000, I really like that software kind of heavy but good. The only thing is I kind need the mac from the computer on the network also, any ideas?

Thanks
jdff
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:bfarmer
ID: 11730751
If you are sweeping your local network segment, you'll have a record of all the IP - MAC addresses in your computers arp table.

To display, at the command prompt type arp -a
0
 

Author Comment

by:jdff
ID: 11730857
What about on the software itself, can I find that?

Thanks
jdff
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:pseudocyber
ID: 11734315
Ideally, you would just go into the router of the local segment and look at the ARP table.  Of course, you'd need a managed router.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
forward schedule of change 1 51
using BGP Attributes 2 89
How to calculate the netmask 5 55
VMware ESXi vswitch - performance question 2 46
Even if you have implemented a Mobile Device Management solution company wide, it is a good idea to make sure you are taking into account all of the major risks to your electronic protected health information (ePHI).
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.   Tips on how to secure IoT devices, even the dumbest ones, so they can't be used as part of a DDoS botnet.  Use PRTG Network Monitor as one of the building blocks, to detect unusual…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question