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network information settings

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network information settings

alsolaih
Dear all;

I want a software to check the Network Settings (IP, Subnet mask, Default Gateway, DNS,.... ) for all computer on the network.


Regards

Clarifications

robo_dev

What are you trying to accomplish?

If a computer is on the same network as yours, it would have to have the same subnet mask and most likely same DNS and default gateway as yours.

Is this a network that you manage? Or is this a network that you are connected to?

If this is a network that you manage, it would be logical either that the workstations are using DHCP, and you could find this information from the DHCP server, or that the workstations are using static IP addresses...and if you don't know the addresses you assigned, then perhaps you should consider another line of work.

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    Exsosus

    You just need to log into the DHCP server. It doesn't matter if its a computer server or a router server. If you have a router, that router is your DHCP server. Log into it, then look at the status showing the connected devices.

    Note: This doesn't work for all routers, however, most modern-day routers support this feature.

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    alsolaih

    I'm using that in some PCs.
    If someone tries to change for example the default gateway, I want to know that by collecting the Network Settings.

    Thanks

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    alsolaih

    I'm using that in some PCs.
    If someone tries to change for example the default gateway, I want to know that by collecting the Network Settings.

    Thanks

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    robo_dev

    Unless there is some special software on the PC, am not sure if that's possible.

    With group policy (or even local policy), you can lock-down the network settings.

    Fundamentally, what you need is the ability to monitor changes to the PC registries, as the network settings are stored in the registry.

    If you have a 'standard' set of network settings, and the PCs are connected to a domain, then it's easy to push those standard settings to each PC and lock those settings.

    However, as far as I know, detecting when the user changes their setting is a bit more complicated. It might be easier to simply monitor and/or shutdown any alternate gateways.

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    alsolaih

    That's fine.
    Actually I know that there's away to look any change of the network settings, just I need a software to scan these information.

    Thanks

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    Exsosus

    You just need to log into the DHCP server. It doesn't matter if its a computer server or a router server. If you have a router, that router is your DHCP server. Log into it, then look at the status showing the connected devices.

    Note: This doesn't work for all routers, however, most modern-day routers support this feature.

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    alsolaih

    I'm using that in some PCs.
    If someone tries to change for example the default gateway, I want to know that by collecting the Network Settings.

    Thanks

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    alsolaih

    I'm using that in some PCs.
    If someone tries to change for example the default gateway, I want to know that by collecting the Network Settings.

    Thanks

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    robo_dev

    Unless there is some special software on the PC, am not sure if that's possible.

    With group policy (or even local policy), you can lock-down the network settings.

    Fundamentally, what you need is the ability to monitor changes to the PC registries, as the network settings are stored in the registry.

    If you have a 'standard' set of network settings, and the PCs are connected to a domain, then it's easy to push those standard settings to each PC and lock those settings.

    However, as far as I know, detecting when the user changes their setting is a bit more complicated. It might be easier to simply monitor and/or shutdown any alternate gateways.

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    alsolaih

    That's fine.
    Actually I know that there's away to look any change of the network settings, just I need a software to scan these information.

    Thanks