Here are some Free Network Analysis Tools that you should look at for help in understanding your network operations.
Start with Wireless. If you want to see the wireless activity around you, run WirelessNetView. All detected networks will provide the following information: SSID, Last Signal Quality, Average Signal Quality, Detection Counter, Authentication Algorithm, Cipher Algorithm, MAC Address, RSSI, Channel Frequency, and Channel Number.
- Wireless network adapter and wireless card driver that works with the built-in wireless support of Windows XP/Vista/7
- The OS supported is Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP with SP2/SP3. For Windows XP with SP2, it’s recommended to install the KB918997 update. To download this update, click here.
Who’s on your Network? Now you can find out quickly with this network scanner, which displays active computers with logged user names (NetBIOS), MAC and IP addresses. Bopup Scanner also recognizes and shows HTTP (Web) servers running on remote computers (TCP ports). It also quickly detects online computers, and allows you to browse shared resources of a remote computer and save results to a text file. This is a simple but effective tool for network admins to use.
Most networks have computers that have different operating systems. Network Administrators now you have the ability to access hundreds of computers simultaneously regardless of their operating systems guaranteeing your privacy and your data integrity. It is a cross platform system which will support either GNU/Linux, Mac OSX, MS Windows and access whichever workstation you want. You can get Windows from Mac, Mac from Linux, Linux from Windows, and so on; or all of this simultaneously.
These network monitoring tools can offer a quick way to access information about the network system you are on. This can be a wireless network, or one with multiple operating systems.