If you are in a large network, for example in your corporate network, in a shopping mall or any public network. You want to know how much client connect in your network and who are they, what is their IP addresses. If you use a command prompt and ping them one by one, you waste your time.
To get all the ip addresses connected inside your network you can use Angry ip scanner or Advance IP Scanner by Famatech. For me they are the best tools you can use on Windows machine. And fortunately those tools also working on Linux machine (in my case using Ubuntu) with Wine.
Angry IP scanner and Advanced IP scanner both are free program to scan all the ip addresses connected inside your network. The difference is Advance IP scanner offer more feature than Angry IP scanner. Advance IP scanner offer you Remote PC shutdown, wake on Lan and more options. But you have to install it in your computer. But Angry IP Scanner is an open source program, very light and portable. You don’t have to install it and it can run on Windows, Linux and Mac OS. Both program have same performance when scanning the computers.[/quote]
Advanced IP Scanner
[quote sourceurl=”http://www.radmin.com/products/ipscanner/” sourcename=”developer official site”]Advanced IP Scanner is a free, fast and easy-to-use network scanner for Windows. In a matter of seconds, this utility finds all the computers on your network and provides easy access to their various resources, whether HTTP, HTTPS, FTP or shared folders. With Advanced IP Scanner, you can wake up and shut down remote groups of Windows machines. If you use Radmin remote access software, you will also enjoy the improved Radmin Server detection and integration capabilities, which allow you to connect to any scanned machine with Radmin Server.[/quote]
[quote sourceurl=”http://www.angryip.org” sourcename=”developer official site”]Angry IP scanner is a very fast IP address and port scanner. It can scan IP addresses in any range as well as any their ports. It is cross-platform and lightweight. Not requiring any installations, it can be freely copied and used anywhere. Angry IP scanner simply pings each IP address to check if it’s alive, then optionally it is resolving its hostname, determines the MAC address, scans ports, etc. The amount of gathered data about each host can be extended with plugins. [/quote]