How to Use Network Topology Mapper to Map Your Network

If you wish to map the network with computer monitoring, you can perform any task with the network. In case you want to know the steps for using Network Topology Mapper to map your network, then follow the steps mentioned in this article.

Here’s how to use Network Topology Mapper to map your network

  • Install the Network Topology Mapper
  1. After downloading the tool, you need to run it.
  2. You need to accept the terms and conditions by pressing on the checkbox.
  3. Start changing the installation directory of the Network Topology Mapper tool, and you need to go to the Options button.
  4. To begin the installation process, press on the Install option.
  5. After prompting the User Account Control menu, you need to press on the Yes button.
  6. After that, let the Network Topology Mapper complete the installation process.
  7. Once you have installed it, you will get the License prompt on the screen.
  8. In case you already have the product license, type it by pressing on the Enter Licensing Information option.
  9. In case you want to try a free version, then press on the Continue Evaluation option.
  10. Wait till you get the necessary services.
  11. After that, press on the Close button.
  • Scan the network
  1. Go to the NTM welcome display.
  2. Press on the New Scan option.
  3. You need to press on the New Scan option.
  4. It is located on the taskbar.
  5. Now, you have to make a Map password.
  6. Enter the password.
  7. After that, press on the Save option.
  8. In case you are currently using the community strings instead of the public and private string, choose public and private option.
  9. It is given below the Discovery Credentials.
  10. Press on the X symbol.
  11. After that, press on the New Credential option.
  12. You need to enter the necessary details for adding the new SNMP information.
  13. After that, press on the Next button.
  14. On your Windows option, press on the New Credential option.
  15. Enter the necessary details in case you want to scan the Windows devices.
  16. You need to verify the entered information by pressing on the Test Credential option.
  17. In case you want to save the information, press on the Store Credentials option.
  18. Press on the Save option.
  19. After that, click on the Next button.
  20. In case you are currently using the VMware virtual machine, start adding the information by going to the VMWare Credentials option.
  21. After completing all these steps, press on the Next button.
  22. Click on the Network Selection option.
  23. You need to enter the IP range, subnets and free-form IPs for discovering the network.
  24. For adding the subnet, press on the Add a New Subnet option.
  25. In case there are any devices which you wish to discover, start adding the IP addresses which is given in the Do-Not-Scan menu list.
  26. Press on the Next option.
  27. By going to the Discovery Settings option, provide a name to the discovery.
  28. In case want to discover the subnets, change the hops number.
  29. In case you want to remove the bridge tablets, press on the ‘Don’t use Bridge Table information to calculate network topology.’
  30. In case you want to ignore nodes, select the checkbox.
  31. Start changing the Frequency of the discovery menu.
  32. Press on the Next option.
  33. Go through the summary.
  34. After that, press on the Discover option.
  35. The Network Topology Mapper will begin the network scanning procedure.
  36. After completing the scanning process, you can view the network map.

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Mia Davis is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet, utility software and new media. She writes for Microsoft products at office.com/setup.

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