What are the best LAN scanners?

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    #1SoftPerfect WiFi Guard

    SoftPerfect WiFi Guard

    Wifi Guard is a specialized network scanner for keeping your WiFi secure. It runs through your network at set intervals and reports immediately if it has found any new connected devices that could possibly belong to an intruder.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $19- Varies by plan

    Nicole Powell
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "This is a program that allows you to find IP's showing the name and device mark to keep your wireless network secure. Monitors your network to alert you to devices it doesn't recognize. Highest encryption levels available and easy to operate. I really like how it display the alert when something unknown shows up. Easy to configure also. Would highly recommend for businesses also."
  2. 11

    #2Wireless Network Watcher

    Wireless Network Watcher

    Wireless Network Watcher is a useful utility that shows computers and other devices on your local network, whether WiFi or Ethernet. Useful for discovering intruders, Wireless Network Watcher also serves to make a quick catalog of your IP addresses.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Amy Miller
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "not sure how this works but not something i would use. i know what computers are on my network so not needed."
  3. 7

    #3WiFi Doctor-Detect & Boost

    WiFi Doctor-Detect & Boost

    WiFi Doctor-Detect & Boost is an app that runs network detection and protects your Internet. It scans all devices connected to your WiFi and speeds up network connection by closing apps running in the background.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Helen Curtis
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "WiFi Doctor-Detect & Boost keeps my network connection up and working at max capacity. I'm able to work from home without ever worrying about losing connection. "
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    #4Fing

    Fing

    Fing is a free and fast network scanner that includes over a dozen of tools, such as WiFi scanner, port scanner, DNS lookup, ping and service monitoring.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Mildred Wheeler
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "A nice and easy app to use even for non tech people. It's a good way to trouble shoot if your connections are dropping. also to see who and what is using your network connections. "
  2. 4

    #5Wifi Manager

    Wifi Manager

    With this powerful tool, you can detect your local wifi network. The app display full information about your local network discovers all devices which connected to your wifi when it's hiding device.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Billy Day
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "Wifi Manager is a free app that can detect local wifi networks. It pulls a ton of information about each network, such as the IP address, MAC address, vendor, and port information. It's really a useful app to install to learn about your local network."
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    #6WiFi Monitor - analyzer of Wi-Fi networks

    WiFi Monitor - analyzer of Wi-Fi networks

    Wi-Fi Monitor is an advanced network monitor helping to watch the state of Wi‑Fi networks. Tha app allows to monitor current Wi‑Fi network state (IDs, link speed, signal strength, frequency, channel, security parameters, etc), check a list of available Wi‑Fi networks and its parameters and display signal strength chart for surrounding networks and display current Wi‑Fi connection speed chart.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Harold Bowman
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "Wifi monitor that analyzes the signal strength of each network for you to connect with."
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    #7Who's On My WiFi

    Who's On My WiFi

    Who's On My WiFi shows you all devices on your network over time. With this software, you can find intruders on your wireless network. This software is both available on Windows and Mac. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Madison Santos
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "This was good. It helped me see all of the devices on my network. It was very easy to install."

Summary

Best What are the best LAN scanners
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SoftPerfect WiFi GuardSoftware 11 Paid
2Wireless Network WatcherSoftware 11 Free
3WiFi Doctor-Detect & BoostApps 7 Free
4FingApps 6 Free
5Wifi ManagerApps 4 Free
6WiFi Monitor - analyzer of Wi-Fi networksApps 2 Free
7Who's On My WiFiSoftware 1 Free
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