You will need
- - special scanning program.
Any networked device has a network IP address or MAC address. In order to test the network, applications scanners. There are many such programs, but the greatest popularity to name a few.
The most famous and popular scanner is nmap. The program allows you to scan given address range, it has plenty of settings allowing you to select the optimal scan mode. It is worth noting that this scanner is most popular among hackers. Among the shortcomings of the scanner for the average user is the fact that it works in console mode. However, there is also a version with familiar to Windows users gui-based – Zenmap.
Download the file and run the installation program. After the installation has finished, run Zenmap. In the opened window specify the scanning purpose, it can be as specific IP address and a range. For network scanning you need to specify a range to determine the active device that is connected to the network and have an IP address. Will also need to set the scan options. Since the program has a huge number of settings for different scanning options with them to get better acquainted in the guidebook.
If you just want to check some range for the presence of working machines, use a simple but very handy utility Angry IP Scanner. Online you can find the second and third version, the second (for example, version 2.20) is more convenient. Running the program, specify the start and end value of port range, and in settings – the scanned ports. You can specify a list of individual ports and the range. The program starts scanning the band, bringing in the list of found devices. "Live" addresses are marked in green circles that do not meet red. In the settings (Options – ... Options - Only open ports), you can configure the program to output only active resources. The scan results can be saved in a text file.
Advice 2: How to find the printer on the network
The current level of computerization in Russia has reached a level where not only in the office or on production, but also private users have more than one home computer. In most cases a network of several computers will share the most of peripherals, such as scanner or printer. If such a device is configured to work over the network, then find it using any networked computer easy.
Use the printer install wizard if you have previously connected to this network printer. In Windows XP, to run it is necessary to open the main menu on the "start" button, go to "settings" and select "Printers and faxes". In the left pane of the window that opens, select the task "add printer". In the case of using Windows Vista or Windows 7, opening the main menu, launch the control Panel by clicking the appropriate item. In the panel click the link "Hardware and sound" and then click "Printers". On the toolbar of the new window, click "add printer".
Click on the "Next" button in the first window of the wizard, activate the printer, and in the next window, check the box labelled "Network printer or printer attached to another computer". As indicated this option in Windows XP and in later versions of this family it starts with the text "Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer...".
If you are using Windows XP, then in the next window, the wizard will have the option to either enter the address of the printer yourself, or let the wizard search for all available locally or on the network printers. In later versions, this step is omitted, the wizard without your guidance will be a list of available printers, but above this list, will be placed a link that will give you the opportunity to manually search for missing the connection wizard.
Select from the list the printer after completion of the utility work will be used by programs on your machine as your primary printer. Then click "Next" and the wizard will connect to the specified printer.
If you have previously worked with the printer that you want to find in the network, then double-click the shortcut "Network" or "Network neighborhood" and in the opened Windows Explorer window browse for the printer among other network resources. The same can be done by launching Windows Explorer by pressing shortcut keys win + e - my network places it is present along with the local computer and its contents.