LAN-Explorer is a simple-to-use application that lets you inspect information on computers connected to you via LAN. It comes packed with standard and advanced options to please all types of users.
The installation operation is quick and uneventful. The tool's interface is represented by a regular window with a well-structured layout, where you can start monitoring activity by creating network lists and, optionally complementing them.
Detecting all PCs in your network may take a while, and results show the host name and IP address, workgroup and ping time for each one.
It is possible to open a host's location in Explorer as well as to edit information when it comes to the name, IP and MAC address, workgroup, description, entry type, along with additional information (hardware and software specs, general notes).
Plus, LAN-Explorer shows statistics in regard to total hosts, file and printer shares, visible hosts, shares and printers, together with the date and time. The session can be saved to file for further modifications. Other options of the app let you create and manage a favorites list, use a search function (for the current network list or shares), enable proxies, as well as alter the default download location.
The program runs on a very low amount of CPU and RAM, so it does not affect the overall performance of the computer. It worked well in our testing, since it did not hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. All in all, LAN-Explorer is a reliable piece of software for analyzing, editing and saving information about computers via LAN.