Network Map Detailed view

  1. ralphholmes's Avatar
    Posts : 65
    Windows 10
       #1

    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.
    Cheers
    Ralph
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  2. Posts : 193
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    This feature was actually removed in Windows 8. You may have to find a third-party tool now.
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  3. ralphholmes's Avatar
    Posts : 65
    Windows 10
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       #3

    Thanks very much for replying so rapidly.

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

    Cheers

    Ralph
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  4. ralphholmes's Avatar
    Posts : 65
    Windows 10
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       #4

    Netgear Genie


    A quick trawl through download.com 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.

    Cheers

    Ralph
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  5. Posts : 777
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #5

    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
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  6. Posts : 9
    XP, 7, 8, 10
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    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.
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  7. lintek25475's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home
       #7

    The Netgear Genie is pretty cool. lol But I agree that MS should not have removed the functionality. Very dumb on their part.
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  8. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
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    Hi folks

    Most routers will map out this stuff for you -- logon to the router (usually at IP 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1) 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.


    Cheers
    jimbo
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