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Viewing network connected items

Is there a free or opensource program for windows, that shows things connected to your network? I tried Glasswire and it works well, but the free version is time bombed. I'd like to monitor what is connected to my local network at home. Phones, laptops, tablets, PCs, TVs, printers, neighbors (LOL!) etc. etc.
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Re: Viewing network connected items

Name: Wireless Network Watcher
Vendor: Nir Sofer (www.nirsoft.net)

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Don't let the name make you think its only for wireless. I use it at different times to locate items.


Angry IP Scanner, however it can be flagged as malware so I avoid it.
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On Mon 26 Feb 2018 09:34:03 PM CST, LizaBound wrote:

Is there a free or opensource program for windows, that shows things
connected to your network? I tried Glasswire and it works well, but the
free version is time bombed. I'd like to monitor what is connected to
my local network at home. Phones, laptops, tablets, PCs, TVs,
printers, neighbors (LOL!) etc. etc.




Hi
I use fing on my iPhone... there are windows versions....
https://www.fing.io/download-free-ip-scanner-desktop-linux-windows-osx/

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Re: Viewing network connected items

Thanks. That does just what I want. I can see the connected items with their MAC address which will let me do some router configurations to control access.
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Hmm. i installed it on my win7 laptop and it said it created a desktop icon and a start folder entry....but it did neither. I try to run the exe and it just quickly flashes a box on the screen then goes away. It doesn't even show up in the uninstall program list though the files are installed. Thanks for the good try, but the one pwolfe suggested works simply. The response is appreciated.
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Re: Viewing network connected items

In article <pwolfe.8dbpnd@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>, Pwolfe wrote:
> http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html
>
> Don't let the name make you think its only for wireless. I use it at
> different times to locate items.


Neat, makes a really nice compliment to their other tool
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/who_is_connected_sniffer.html

The main difference being that WhoIsConnected is a passive receiver
that sits quietly collecting all the broadcasts happening (discovers
Windows and Apple devices very quickly) where as Wire(less)
NetworkWatcher sends out pings to discover and appears to only show
what has responded. I will be using these as a pair, WhoIsConnected on
autostart, Wire(less)NetworkWatcher for pinging the network quickly.

Note that WhoIsConnected does require the capture driver that not
everyone has. I'm not sure if it comes with one or note as WireShark
tends to get installed first on my systems.


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Re: Viewing network connected items

In article <20180226174934.204ace8c@grover.homelinux.org>, Malcolmlewis
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> there are windows versions....
> https://www.fing.io/download-free-ip-scanner-desktop-linux-windows-osx/


all command line by the looks of it, and very askey/needy. Tested on
Windows7 where it didn't put the Desktop Icon just like Liza experienced.
Not for casual administrators but more for those who already know how to
FIN/ACK

Useful output to csv, so I think I'll keep it around for when I need to
document a network.



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