Switches known to work with this application
Required Operating System:
Windows 8, 7, Server 2012, Server 2008, Vista, XP, Server 2003
- 32 or 64 bit editions. You can use this application on Apple Mac OSX if you use
VMware Fusion or Parallels to host a supported Windows operating system. (This
software is a 32 bit program that operates equally well in either 32
bit or 64 bit operating systems)
This application is available in two forms:
1. As an app that must be installed on your hard drive (download it
- see upper right on this page)
2. As a portable USB version
that it does not require installation on the host Windows system.
Everything runs from a portable high speed USB Flash Drive.
Windows 8: This tool has been
used extensively on Windows 8 - 32 and 64 bit.
Network: IPv4 network access from your
computer to the managed switches.
Switch Network Access Requirements: The
switch must have SNMP v1 or v2c or v3 activated - some switch manufacturers
have SNMP disabled by default. You will need the SNMP v1 or v2c read-only community
name to access the switch (it is like a password) or SNMPv3 read
access credentials. You may need to set permissions in the switch ACL
so your IP address can access the switch. Some switches may require
changes to settings allowing SNMP to access Bridge-MIB. For best results, two additional SNMP
enabled devices may be queried for their ARP tables**.
for obtaining IPv4 addresses:
Managed switches usually operate at layer 2 which
means they keep track of the MAC addresses attached to their ports and
report the information in Bridge-Mib and/or qBridge-mib. The IP addresses
are not kept in the switch's port forwarding tables. When we retrieve
the data from the switch, we have to find the IP address that matches
the list of device MAC addresses for each port. We do this by searching
ARP tables from various devices. We provide two user defined methods
of retrieving ARP tables from other SNMP enabled devices such as a server
or router. Ping Sweep pre-fills your computer's local ARP table with
local network segment IP/MAC addresses. You can also import a static
list of MAC/IP address combinations in Database Manager.
Do you have a v1 license?
Upgrade from v1.x license to v2.x license.
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Last modified April 29, 2013