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  • 3.0 stars

    "May be find another free monitor?"

    December 12, 2013  |   By Andreas_Th

    Version: Look@LAN Network Monitor 2.5 build 35

    Pros

    Free, good interface, easy to install on XP

    Cons

    But I can not install it on on Windows 7 and Windows 8.
    So I recommend to use others free network monitors e.g. EasyNetMonitor or Zabbix.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Useless on Wifi"

    April 21, 2013  |   By SpanishPoint

    Version: Look@LAN Network Monitor 2.5 build 35

    Pros

    Have't tested yet on wired LAN

    Cons

    Tried to scan Lan from Computer connected by wifi and got 0 results. there are actually 4 devices connected to network responding to ping. :-(. Will look for alternatives.

    Summary

    I like the interface but... can't do anything with it.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Contains Malware"

    January 9, 2012  |   By sandraamorcito

    Version: Look@LAN Network Monitor 2.5 build 35

    Pros

    I don't know yet

    Cons

    Contains Adware or Malware - My security program detected PUP.CNET.Adware.Bundle which means that Cnet is not so clean

    Summary

    Install it at your own risk and scan it with an antivirus or anti malware program

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Outstanding! Works well and is easy to use. FREE!"

    December 10, 2011  |   By merlinxl5

    Version: Look@LAN Network Monitor 2.5 build 35

    Pros

    Easy to install, easy to use, does what it's supposed to.

    Cons

    It would have been nice to have side-by-side bar graphs of LAN activity for selected IPs, but it would be nice to win the lottery too!

    Summary

    I was looking for a small, easy to use program to monitor the activity on my home LAN. This does the job quite well for me. It has many more features than I will ever need, but they don't get in the way for a simple use. If you need more power, it's there for you when you do. Well done piece of software. And this version is free. Sophistocated users will surely want to investigate the retail versions of the newer product line.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Worked for what I needed it for"

    October 13, 2011  |   By zanthal

    Version: Look@LAN Network Monitor 2.5 build 35

    Pros

    Worked well to evaluate the quality of my wireless connection

    Cons

    No complaints

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  • 1.0 stars

    "contains malware"

    September 16, 2011  |   By garnertony4479

    Version: Look@LAN Network Monitor 2.5 build 35

    Pros

    Nothing. No benefit for me.

    Cons

    It downloaded photojoy program as well as photojoy toolbar.

    Summary

    The Cnet message that stated it was free of malware was wrong.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great piece of software"

    September 6, 2011  |   By thehaysgroup

    Version: Look@LAN Network Monitor 2.5 build 35

    Pros

    I have managed a 25 System Lane with it now for over 4 years

    Cons

    Will not install on Windows 7

    Summary

    You can't beat the price and speed

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  • 3.0 stars

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    March 14, 2010  |   By Jim Dodds

    Version: Look@LAN Network Monitor 2.5 build 35

    Pros

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    Cons

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    Summary

    What I was looking for was something like TCPNView. This doesn't do the same thing.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "its very good to use work"

    March 6, 2009  |   By bushman 8

    Version: Look@LAN Network Monitor 2.5 build 35

    Pros

    it simple to use and you do not have to tech minder great

    Cons

    text could be a bit larger

    Summary

    it good and grate to use and monitors all my network and it free

    Updated on Mar 6, 2009

    Notifications of when devices go offline or online is very useful, especially when troubleshooting or monitoring a network.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Awesome albeit buggy"

    November 1, 2008  |   By jordinyc

    Version: Look@LAN Network Monitor 2.5 build 35

    Pros

    Quickly scans any set of IPs, shows you what services are running on any one IP, graphical ping and tracert, save IP scan results as CSV, HTML, PDF, & other formats. In a pinch it can be run standalone (as long as you can read Italian XD)

    Cons

    Crashes like crazy (after 5 min, or instantly if it's in a bad mood). There doesn't seem to be any chance of an update. In fact, I'm surprised the website is still up (the download link at the site is broken, I'm lucky it's still available here).

    Summary

    This baby is a MUST HAVE if you manage a network. In spite of it's unreliability, the features and speed of this baby make it MUCH MORE than worth the headache.

    Updated on Oct 1, 2012

    FOURTY DOLLARS A YEAR?! AND ONLY USABLE ON TEN LANS?
    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
    .
    Back in 2005, Look@LAN was a wonderful indispensable tool. However this is NOT Look @ LAN. It is the GUI of the app, but doesn't so much as ping 127.1.1.1, let alone your network. What it DOES do is say "There's a new version available!" and redirects you to the company that bought the rights to Look@LAN, doesn't give you a trial version, and wants you to pay a MONTHLY fee to use something that may not even be adequate for your needs. $4/mo or $40/yr. Now is that outrageous? Not that much. That DNS TOOLS site charges for it's service, and it's not that cheap but it's worth it. However offering a fake GUI to get people to buy it is pretty damn sleazy, especially if you're using a monthly subscription business model.

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