troubleshooting Question

pinging and nslookup on subnet mask ie ip address range

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Shane RussellFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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I know you can get utils like this :

http://www.angryziber.com/w/Home

I want to know what would be the best method to use to make a stand alone exe that would have the ability to scan an ip range on a subnet mask and would run through all of them and on each one would come up with whether its online or offline and also indicated by a red or green dot and also what the netbios name / computer or device name is similiar to the above utility

ie

Red LED / DOT is = RD
Green LED / DOT is = GD

GD    |    ip address   |   netbios / device name
RD    |    ip address   |   N/A no device is currently on this ip address
GD    |   ip address    |   Netbios name / device name

etc

I am presuming it would be WMI but not sure if there are any other methods that may be better suited ?

Also would like the option display wise to only show online devices and switch or turn this on and off.

Any info would be great including examples or suggestions.

As for what programming language - I am not sure what language to do this in if it was dot net then I would have to go for vb .net as I am not great at c sharp

Maybe C++ or Java possibly but not done too much with those languages so would need a bit more help if you suggest those languages.

Thanks
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