MyLanViewer Portable is a simple LAN scanner for your home network. It displays your network computers an easy to read, buddy-list style window that provides the machine names, IP addresses, MAC addresses, shared resources and other technical details for each computer. You can also view and access shared folders, terminate user sessions and disable shared resources. Easy to install and use, has friendly and beautiful interface.
The applications’ pros and cons
First and foremost, MyLanViewer is a tiny tool that does not require much space and automatically scans the network for you. The program is exclusively available for Windows OS and works well with both older and newer editions (e.g. XP and Windows 10).
The GUI of the program looks pretty old, but the plethora of features the tool offers can easily make up for the outdated interface. Besides providing you with network scanning and statistics, subnet monitoring, and wake-on-LAN functionality, the app also has an embedded messenger option that allows you to communicate with the devices on your network.
Navigating the menu and understanding your options
When first opening MyLanViewer, you will surely feel that the tool has a familiar setup. At the top, there are the four main sections you can access — ‘Commands,’ ‘View,’ ‘Tools,’ and ‘Help.’ The first tab allows you to initiate a quick or a full scan, while the ‘History’ and ‘Favorites’ sections will index the previous search results. Moreover, you have the option to look for certain files or folders in the network and to start the subnet monitoring process.
Still, in the first tab, you can start custom IP searches based on given ranges or IP exclusion, and you can access the ‘Options’ menu that lets you perform detailed adjustments to the tool’s behavior, appearance, and search engines.
The second top section, the ‘View’ tab, is a bit redundant and unintuitive, as it allows you to (re)access the app’s separate windows again (e.g. scanner, history, favorites, etc.).
The third tab, the ‘Tools’ window, enables you to view the network parameters and statistics, open the router control panel, conduct DHCP searches, ping/traceroute to host, access the wake-on-LAN manager, and much more.
MyLanViewer Portable Network/IP Scanner is a powerful Netbios and LAN/Network IP address scanner for Windows, whois and traceroute tool, remote shutdown and Wake On LAN (WOL) manager, wireless network scanner and monitor. This application will help you find all IP addresses, MAC addresses and shared folders of computers on your wired or wireless (Wi-Fi) network.
The program scans network and displays your network computers in an easy to read, buddy-list style window that provides the computer name, IP address, MAC address, NIC vendor, OS version, logged users, shared folders and other technical details for each computer. MyLanViewer Network/IP Scanner supports remote shutdown, wake-on-lan, lock workstation, log off, sleep, hibernate, reboot and power off. It is able to monitor IP address and show notifications when the states of some computers change.
MyLanViewer Portable Network/IP Scanner can also view and access shared folders, terminate user sessions, disable shared folders, show netstat information and detect rogue DHCP servers. The software can monitor all devices (even hidden) on your subnet, and show notifications when the new devices will be found (for example, to know who is connected to your WiFi router or wireless network). The program easy to install and use, and has a user-friendly and beautiful interface.