If you are a network admin or someone who have their system connected to a network then this article would definitely interest you. It happens a lot when you want to scan your network for the devices attached and/or may want to find out their IP address either to ping it or just connect to the device.
Here is a tool called PortScan using which you can scan your network easily and also identify the network devices along with their IP addresses. In short, you can find all the active devices on your network, discover their IP address and also the available services on each device.
PortScan shows all open ports and additional information like host name, MAC address, HTTP, SMB, FTP, iSCSI, SMTP and SNMP services. It uses up to 100 threads for scanning large IP addresses. You can search for UPnP enabled devices, Bonjour services, Netgear router, Samsung printer and Freecom network devices. So you can find them even if you don’t know the ip address.
You can also this tool to ping the connected system on to the network with 3 standard sized ping packets, with 3 different sizes, each 10 times or ping the computer continuously. The tool is free to use and can be downloaded from the link below.