Ping ip range

The other day I needed to scan a range of IP addresses to find out which ones were actually in use, and I began looking for a tool that might make that task a little easier. I found some things that could be run through the command line/terminal, but I figured there had to be something that had a GUI. That’s when I stumbled across Angry IP Scanner.

This is a pretty simple app that lets you specify the IP range you want scanned (via start/end addresses or with a subnet mask), and then kick off the crawl. Once it’s done you’ll see a screen like the one above summarizing how many IPs responded and are therefore active.

Here is a list of features Angry IP Scanner has to offer:

  • Pings each IP address to check if it’s alive
  • Resolves hostnames
  • Determines the MAC address
  • Scans ports
  • Can fetch NetBIOS information (computer name, workgroup name, and currently logged in Windows user)
  • Save favorite IP address ranges
  • Web server detection
  • Customizable openers
  • Scanning results can be saved to CSV, TXT, XML or IP-Port list files

The app doesn’t require any installation, but at the same time it is Java-based so any machine you try to run it on will need to have the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed.

Angry IP Scanner Homepage (Windows/Mac/Linux; Freeware)