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Author Topic: software to draw network map  (Read 8102 times)

techidave

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software to draw network map
« on: December 27, 2009, 11:48:51 AM »
I am looking for some free software that will allow me to draw a map of my internal network showing routers, access points, network printers, servers, etc.  It must have the pictures or drawings already in the software of all the above.  Also to have at box that could have name or IP address.

Does anyone know of anything that will do this?  Also must be easy to use. :)

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Re: software to draw network map
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 12:36:46 PM »
I found Network Notepad awhile back and its worked quite well for me.

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Re: software to draw network map
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2009, 12:46:27 PM »
This is probably overkill (and costs $90): LanFlow
http://www.pacestar.com/lanflow/desc.htm

I've used their very friendly flow charting software in the past (Edge Diagrammer).

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Re: software to draw network map
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2009, 01:57:16 PM »
Looks like this site [www.microtik.com] is containing a piece of software called: theDude.

It detects devices in your network and draws a graphic from what it finds. The only thing you have to do is order the items in the graphic to represent their actual position and you're done.
Easy to use and it's free.

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Re: software to draw network map
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2009, 03:33:55 PM »
thanks for the replies.  i will check them out.  I had looked at theDude earlier but wasn't aware that the order could be re-arranged.

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Re: software to draw network map
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2009, 09:57:25 PM »
you can also try Gliffy but it is online only.

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http://www.gliffy.com/

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Re: software to draw network map
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2009, 01:21:44 PM »
If you want to do it automatically check out GraphViz (GraphViz).

A handy tool depending on the circumstances.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2009, 01:23:20 PM by kfitting »

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Re: software to draw network map
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2010, 06:50:09 PM »
Friendly Software made programs that aided in network diagrams by also detecting items on a network
similar to theDude.
Some years ago I used Friendly Pinger and it was pretty good. About a year ago though it seemed to
have conflicts somewhere on my current machine (maybe firewall-related).
They have at least two programs that aid in creating nice diagrams.
Alas, they haven't been updated since December 2004.

Marc