Simple Network Scanner

Sometimes the simplest of things is still quite hard. Say you’re connected to a client’s network by RDP and want to get a quick view of the devices on his network. Choosing, downloading and running a port-scanner may be unacceptable, but how can a few pings and arps in a batch file be a problem?


Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you:


if "%1"=="" (
    set RANGE=192.168.0
) else (
    set RANGE=%1
if "%2"=="" (
    set OUT=CON:
) else (
    set OUT=%2
for /l %%i in (1,1,254) do start ping -n 1 %RANGE%.%%i
@echo off
for /f "skip=3 tokens=1,2 delims= " %%i in ('arp -a') do (
    for /f "tokens=1-3 delims= " %%k in ('ping -n 1 -a %%i') do (
        if "%%k"=="Pinging" (
            if "%%m"=="with" (
                echo %%j    [%%l]     Unknown>>%OUT%
            ) else (
                echo %%j    %%m     %%l>>%OUT%
if "%2"=="" (


Just double-click (assumes you’re on the 192.168.0/24 subnet)

NetMap (from a command prompt)

When it gets to the 1st pause, wait till all the ping boxes have gone, them press Enter.


NetMap 192.168.100 C:\NetMap.log to specify the subnet and the output file name



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