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I'm looking for a free Network Monitor Tool

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Hi,

I'm looking for a free or cheap Network Monitor tool thats easy to use.

I just really want to resolve computer names against IP address so I can VNC into that PC.

Many Thanks
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Question by:Iekos
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by:Kamran Arshad
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Hi,

Incase you need a software to analyze your network then you may use WireShark or Etherape:

www.wireshark.org
etherape.sourceforge.net

For help on WireShark:

wiki.wireshark.org

Incase you want some bandwidth monitoring tool then inform me so that I paste you the list.


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It sounds like Spiceworks might be the thing for you. It's free and it's VERY easy to use.

www.spiceworks.com
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by:Iekos
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I'm downloading it now to have a look however, it looks more like a protocol analyst tool.

I'm really just wanting to find out what computers are on the network and what their IP is so I can VNC?
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by:Iekos
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Spiceworks looks like it might do the job..  Downloading now..
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by:Kamran Arshad
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Yes Spiceworks will do it for you. Other options are :

Kaboodle

www.kaboodle.org

It will auto discover your network
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by:Iekos
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I've opted for:

Kaboodle

www.kaboodle.org

This is due to the VNC feature :)

Thank you all.
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