New and improved Advanced IP Scanner 2.5 proves to be an even more accurate network scanner and useful management tool than before.
While Advanced IP Scanner 2.5 is still primarily a network scanner, it also comes packed with plenty of useful network management tools making it a real contender for the best scanner currently available, and that includes competing software you have to pay for.
As you would expect. Advanced IP Scanner is simple and easy to install, and doesn’t take up much space. But it also comes with the option to run it as a portable tool from a USB stick or similar, which is nice, especially if you work in IT.
Ease of use
Advanced IP Scanner is also extremely easy to use. All you need to do is click the ‘Scan’ button, and sit back. The user interface and the results are relatively straightforward and simple to understand. Its also fast, and it will find and scan all the computers and connected devices on your network within seconds.
Advanced IP Scanner, is for my money, also superior to anything native that comes with Windows, and provides easy access to shared folders across your network, and also all the resources such as HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP.
Famatech have also retained its best features. Clearly their philosophy centers around the ‘if it isn’t broken, why change it’ school of thought, and that’s a good thing.
Right clicking on any scanned device reveals lots of information about that device, which is very handy for working out what device is doing and sharing what on your network.
New features and improvements: Evolution, not revolution
Users can now search and scan for specific text in the scan results, so you no longer need to scroll through all the results if you know what you’re looking for. The system dates and times are now also shown in the results list. This is actually something of a Godsend for IT admins; there are any number of problems caused because of inaccurate dates and times on networks.
And finally, the interface which has always been fairly slick and good looking, has been giving a small face-lift and some liposuction. Which is also nice.
Advanced IP Scanner 2.5 from Famatech is also completely free. So even if you’re not sure about it, or just want to try it out, you have nothing to lose. You can get Advanced IP Scanner 2.5 right here with no fuss, free, from FileHippo.com.