Network Map Detailed view  

  1. Posts : 68
    Windows 10

    Network Map Detailed view

    I set up a network when I used Windows 7, which has been inherited when I upgraded to Windows 10. It consists of: my PC, printer (wireless), WDTV, Sonos music thing and two routers. The second router simply extends my wireless cover.
    In Windows 7, I could display a network map, using "Network and Sharing Center": how can I display this network map in Windows 10? Windows 10 "Network and Sharing Center" shows the existence of the network, but I can't expand it. Furthermore, the nice little icon I spent ages learning to make is not displayed!
    Any constructive information would be treasured.
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 193
    Windows 10 Pro

    This feature was actually removed in Windows 8. You may have to find a third-party tool now.
      My Computer

  3. Posts : 68
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks very much for replying so rapidly.

    What a bore! I suppose I'll learn to live with it.


      My Computer

  4. Posts : 68
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Netgear Genie

    A quick trawl through turned up "Netgear Genie". Though it is designed to work with Netgear routers, it did produce a suitable network visualisation very rapidly and is FREE.


      My Computer

  5. Posts : 820
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    The closest Thing left In Windows 10 that I have found that will tell you what is connected in your network is to open Network and right click on Name or Category and select IP Address, As you can see it leaves a lot to be desired

    Network Map Detailed view-network-ip.png

    My favorite Network scanner is SoftPerfect Network Scanner It's free
    Home page: SoftPerfect : software for networks, enterprises and developers

    Network Map Detailed view-softperfect01.png
    Last edited by Digital Life; 11 Oct 2015 at 13:06. Reason: Beacuse I can
      My Computer

  6. Posts : 16
    XP, 7, 8, 10

    Live with it????!!! Third Party Software????!!!! You have GOT to be kidding. How in the world, can that feature have been removed? If you are a network Manager, seeing a map of the entire network is critical. If you are a third party network engineer brought in to work on someone else's system - Good luck. Why not drag around third party software and put it on someones corporate network. I'm sure they would love it.
    How can you have a networking OS that cannot give you a full map of the network. PEASE! don't live with it. It is another important feature that the "Ivory Tower" geeks have removed. Please; I encourage everybody. Contact Microsoft and let them know they have made (Another) a Major mistake. This is inexcusable. Trash, Trash, Trash. (Insert curse words.) I believe they sit around in their air conditioned offices thinking of ways to make field techs jobs harder and more miserable with every iteration of what they "THINK" is the supposed "Next Best Thing". They claim to listen but don't. {where's my F8 key Microsoft?} The up arrow came back after how many years? Please contact Microsoft and give them a reality check.
      My Computer

  7. Posts : 28
    Windows 10 Home

    The Netgear Genie is pretty cool. lol But I agree that MS should not have removed the functionality. Very dumb on their part.
      My Computer

  8. Posts : 11,247
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux

    Hi folks

    Most routers will map out this stuff for you -- logon to the router (usually at IP or and display Network map (or status or connections) = depends on the router

    Network Map Detailed view-nmap.png

    Then on the device you are interested in there's a drop down which will show characteristics / properties such as IP address / mac address etc.

      My Computer


  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:03.
Find Us

Windows 10 Forums