This free application from Mikrotik allows users to monitor local networks. There are tools for scanning specific subnets to detect all active devices.
The Dude is a Windows program for managing your local network environment. It is possible to construct a virtual map of all connected clients and monitor various services. You can configure email alerts in case of technical issues.
How it works
On first startup users are instructed to establish a connection with the server by entering the IP address, port and credentials. Network port is adjustable as well. After logging in the utility will automatically scan the network to locate every connected client.
Similar to Microsoft Network Monitor, you can analyze incoming and outgoing traffic. This functionality is useful for detecting any connection abnormalities.
Users are able to view a simplified network layout in the main window. All hardware is represented by various icons that are linked by black lines to imitate wired connections. There are editing tools for adding new elements to the diagram or modifying existing items.
It is possible to adjust polling time parameters and timeouts separately for every map. The visual appearance of all elements can be configured in the corresponding tab. There are instruments for changing device icons, interface color scheme and other map attributes.
- free to download and use;
- provides instruments for monitoring and analyzing network traffic;
- it is possible to build a diagram map of all local devices;
- you can adjust the interface color scheme;
- compatible with all modern versions of Windows.