Network Scanner is a powerful IP scanning tool that allows you to check either a single IP or an entire range with the help of a straightforward interface.
Although you may get lost in the main window after you launch the program for the first time, it's only a side effect of the great amount of features available in Network Scanner.
First of all, you need to define the IPs to scan and the services to check, which can be either FTP and web or even NetBIOS resources. Advanced filters are also available to sort results and show computers by state, resources by type or by access rights.
While you can also specify multiple IP ranges to be scanned, it's highly recommended to have a look in the options menu as well because this particular window provides access to important features regarding scanning, FTP and HTTP tools.
You can for instance define the number of threads and the way you wish to retrieve computer name, with two different options at your disposal: DNS and Netbios. Additionally, users can also configure the check state, with specific fields for timeout and attempts.
Network Scanner might seem a bit complicated at the first glance, but the help section directs users to an online manual which contains information on every single feature, so make sure you read the available documentation in case of any problem.
An Internet connection is a must-have, so is a Windows workstation, and it doesn't even matter the installed Windows version.
Overall, Network Scanner does what it says, although rookies may need a few minutes to figure out how to use it. It provides a great mix of advanced tools and a well-organized interface.
included in these download hubs