by May 7, 2006 0 comments



Look@LAN is a handy free tool

that helps network administrators quickly trace multiple machines on a network.
It just takes the subnet range of your network and scans it. After scanning, it
shows you all the live machines in ‘green’ and the dead nodes in ‘red’.
It also gives you host names corresponding to the machines’ IP addresses.

To use it, install the application and create a profile.
The profile contains the subnet range that you want to scan. You can create
multiple profiles for multiple subnets. When the wizard runs, set the IP
range and finally click on Next to scan the network. You can also make changes
to the settings for the network, SNMP and port-scan services. The latest version
can detect missing nodes.

Direct
Hit!
Applies
to:
Network administrators
USP:
Scan LAN for resources that are connected and SNMP to view its properties
Links:
www.lookatlan.com
Google
keywords:
network auditing tool

Look@LAN also gives you node details, status graphs, and
other reports and notifications. You can download this tool for free from their
website as

mentioned above.

 

 

1

Give the network subnet range you want to scan to detect all the IPs under it. You can then see the IP address, status, OS, Host Name, and the nodes that are on the subnet

2

Click on Show Graph under the Tool tab to get an easy representation for the percentage of online and offline nodes, OS, NetBIOS and SNMP status
3 For SNMP-enabled nodes, you can view the system details, protocol statistics, network interfaces, etc in the drop down

4

You can create the report automatically or manually for the specific time and store it in various formats

Anubhav Verma

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