Look@LAN Network Monitor User Reviews

Average User Rating stars

out of 50 user reviews

Back to product review

All User Reviews

Results 11-15 of 15

  • 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.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "ok"

    May 13, 2008  |   By b0Nd

    Version: Look@LAN Network Monitor 2.5 build 35

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (2)

  • 2.0 stars

    "Good at discovery, not great to monitor activity"

    March 27, 2008  |   By drdave88

    Version: Look@LAN Network Monitor 2.5 build 35

    Pros

    It is fast and really gives a good look at the whole network

    Cons

    It does not tell you "live" information about network activity, you have to hit refresh. I am looking to see who at work is actively moving files to and from my media hard drive. This does not work for that.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (3) (0)

  • 3.0 stars

    "Great, but buggy"

    January 14, 2008  |   By davidjohnjr

    Version: Look@LAN Network Monitor 2.5 build 35

    Pros

    Fast LAN/port scanning, a great tool for any admin. Notifications of when devices go offline or online is very useful, especially when troubleshooting or monitoring a network. Four stars if it didn't crash.

    Cons

    I can't find a build that doesn't crash on a regular basis. I've tested on many different computers, and the program crashes on all of them. I continue to use it, though, as it's a great tool.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 4.0 stars

    "Look@LAN is fantastic"

    October 20, 2007  |   By bulane

    Version: Look@LAN Network Monitor 2.5 build 35

    Pros

    I am bale to manage my network resources easily

    Cons

    It does not download fast

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

Results 11-15 of 15

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Look@LAN Network Monitor 2.5 build 35
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

You must be 13 years of age or older to submit personal information to CNET Networks. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, CNET Networks does not accept name and e-mail address information from users who are under 13 years of age.

All submitted ratings and written comments become the sole property of CNET Networks, Inc. (CNET) and may be used at CNET Networks' sole discretion. Ratings and written comments are generally posted within two to four business days in batch groups, not in real time. However, CNET Networks reserves the right to remove or refuse to post any submission for any reason. You acknowledge that you, not CNET Networks, are responsible for the contents of your submission.

CNET Networks is not responsible for the content of the publisher's descriptions or user reviews on this site. We encourage you to determine whether this product or your intended use is legal. We do not encourage or condone the use of any software in violation of applicable laws. CNET Download.com does not sell, resell, or license any of the products listed on the site. We cannot be held liable for issues that arise from the download or use of these products.

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel