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Scott Holtzman:

--- Quote from: Riley Casey on January 04, 2015, 10:23:18 PM ---I've been using on my Mac and iPad.

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Jeff Hague:

--- Quote from: Tim Padrick on February 19, 2013, 10:23:58 PM --- works on my network. does not.

--- End quote --- is a multicast address and many switches (especially pro/consumer level gear) block multicast by default so that may work on larger networks it will rarely work on smaller ones.

Theo White:

--- Quote from: Stefan Maerz on July 15, 2014, 11:57:59 AM ---For the record, when I brought up CIDR, I was in no way recommending people learn vlsms or subnettibg at any capacity.

CIDR is simply a different way to express a subnet mask. = /24.

That is pretty much all the home networking/audio networking person needs to know to keep things simple IMO. I've needed to use CIDR in home networking before. That is why I brought it up.

Nothting about complex addressing schemes. :)

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Classless IP adresses are typically used with WAN connections.  Classful IP addressing, especially using Class C addresses, is more than sufficient for small private networks.


--- Quote from: Brad Harris on October 31, 2014, 02:33:58 PM ---Program question on monitoring IP/MAC addresses with either iPad or PC/MAC computers

Usually, I'm out with 20-60 units of networked inventory (Tx, Rx, Amps, Consoles) across a network on a show. Our inventory of equipment is probably close to the 1000 unit mark.

I've been using Fing on my iPad for monitoring onsite show use (quick way to see what gear is on the network).

I've found programming with it (ie, entering its a UHFR or G3, 9000, etc) to be a little annoying, as it seems to randomly remembers units from day to day, and usually not. (I know it doesn't support seeing different units on different networks ... I keep my AP and DHCP server the same across all of them until I eventually replace them every few years).

Is there a good (cheapish) app to keep this information? (preferably based on MAC addresses) without going into a 'terminal' application and sorting through the information (Like Fing on MAC - I like the iPad app)


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LanScan on the Mac is really good...i've tried others but settled on's quick to click on ips or mac addresses and copy and paste them...and you can write in hostnames for things that don't have hostnames, makes it quick to track things down and keep an eye on your network...think it was about 5 bubbly graphic nonsense, just a easy to read list...


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