I'd like someone to just explain in plain english the basics of SNMP.
What I'm trying to get to is a VB program that can query a network devices IP address and return information on device type, manufacturer and model etc.
So WMI has SNMP support, so I thought I could develop something which loops through an IP range and queries each device. Problem is I don't know where to start and most of the articles require a good understanding of SNMP and networking to start with. Also I don't know what to install just to get a simple "hello world" snmp program running !!