Algorius Net Viewer Manual | Network Discovery Wizard

General Information

Network Discovery Wizard helps to find devices in your network and use these data to create network map. To launch the wizard, select FileWizard in main window menu, or click Wizard button on the toolbar, or press F6. The Network Discovery Wizard dialog box appear:

At the first page of the Wizard you should choose how you want to search for devices and click Next button to continue Wizard.

Network Segments

At this step Wizard shows all active network interfaces of your computer. You should specify the interfaces to search for devices and click Next button to continue Wizard.

Enable the checkbox Skip devices, already existing on maps, if you don’t want to scan the devices, already existing on the maps. Thus you can search for new devices only.

Next step: Search Methods.

IP Range

At this step Wizard shows the IP range of machine’s active interface. You should specify the IP range to be scanned for devices. You can enter several ranges, separated with spaces.

For example:

IP ranges Corresponded IP addresses
192.168.1.1-3 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.2 192.168.1.3
192.168.1-2.1-2 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.2 192.168.2.1
192.168.2.2
192.168.1.1-3 192.168.1.6-8 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.2 192.168.1.3
192.168.1.6 192.168.1.7 192.168.1.8
192.168.1.1 192.168.2.3-4 192.168.1.1 192.168.2.3 192.168.2.4

It is recommended to specify the range as exactly as possible to skip IPs with no assigned devices. Thus you will find devices faster.

Enable the checkbox Skip devices, already existing on maps, if you don’t want to scan the devices, already existing on the maps. Thus you can search for new devices only.

Next step: Search Methods.

Search Methods

At this step Wizard shows the possible network scanning options. You can select existing options, add new ones, configure them, delete the unnecessary ones. All scanning methods are realized via corresponding plugins. You can use one plugin to create one or several scanning methods with various settings. Following plugins can be used to search devices:

  • ARP — defines the device availability by the presence of its IP in ARP table. Also defines device’s MAC-address. See ARP for more information.
  • DNS — defines the device existence by availability of DNS name for its IP, also shows the DNS name of a device. See DNS for more information.
  • Netbios — defines the device existence by requesting its Netbios name, also defines device name. See Netbios for more information.
  • Ping — defines the device existence by requesting it via ICMP protocol. See Ping for more information.
  • MultiPing — defines the device existence by its multiple request via ICMP protocol. See MultiPing for more information.
  • SNMP — defines the device existence by its scanning via SNMP protocol, also derives the additional info about a device. See SNMP for more information.
  • TCP — defines the device existence by contacting it via TCP protocol on defined port. See TCP for more information.
  • UDP — defines the device existence by its scanning via UDP protocol on specified port and waiting for response. See UDP for more information.
  • External — defines the device existence using external utilities, other applications or bat files. See External for more information.
  • WMI — defines the device existence by its scanning via WMI protocol, also derives the additional info about a device. See WMI for more information.

Restore Default button restores the initial scanning methods.

Next step: Searching for Devices.

Searching for Devices

At this step Wizard performs device search. Table aggregates the list of found devices, their names, IP addresses, host names, MAC addresses. Name, host and MAC can be defined only if previous step included corresponding scanning methods, providing such data.

Please wait until device search is completed and click Next button to continue Wizard. You can click Next button prior to search completion – map will include already found devices in this case.

Next step: Scanning Method.

Workgroups or Domains

At this step Wizard shows the list of workgroups or domains in the network. Please select those which machines you want to add on a map and click Next button.

Next step: Computers.

Computers

At this step Wizard shows the list of machines in specified workgroup or domain. Select the machines to be added on a map and click Next button.

Next step: Scanning Method.

Scanning Method

At this step you should select the scanning method for the devices when being added to a map for further monitoring. Select the desired method and click Finish button to create network map and close the Wizard.

Select CSV file

Browse the CSV file to import the device data. Click Next after selecting the file.

Next step: Attribute selection.

Attribute selection

Use this step to map the columns of CSV file with the data, i.e. link the columns of CSV file and device attributes. At least one column should be linked to start the import. You can specify the existing attribute or add a new one. No data will be imported from a column if no attribute is linked to it. Click Next after mapping the attributes.

Next step: Import configuration.

Import configuration

Use this step to define which actions should be done with the data, imported from the CSV file.

You can add new devices to a map and assign the imported attributes values to them. You can optionally add devices to the current or to the new map.

You can update the attribute values of the existing devices. It is required to define how to find devices on the map, i.e. how to link each CSV line with particular device. Mapping is done by the values of selected attributes in the device and in CSV file.

Check Add new devices and Update existing devices to update the found devices and add the others.

Click Next when the configuration is done.

You can see at the next step which devices will be imported or updated. Click Finish to complete the import.